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Nigeria’s Active Phone Users Increase By 340,000 In January

Posted: Mar 7, 2016 at 3:28 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says that the active subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry increased by 340,525 in the month of January 2016.

The regulatory body made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data on its website.

The report shows that active lines in Nigeria stood at 151.3 million for the month of January, against the figure of 151.01 million in December 2015.

According to the data, 149.02 million of the 151.3 million active numbers subscribed to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services.

The GSM operators’ active customers increased by 341.6 million from the 148.7 million subscribers they recorded in the month of December.

The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 2.1 million active users in January, indicating a decrease of 745 from the 2.1 million customers they had in December.

Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers decreased to 186.9 million in January, as they lost 287 customers to their record of 187,155 in December.

The chart revealed that the teledensity of the country’s telecommunications industry increased to 108.11 percent in January, from 107.87 percent in the month of December.

The teledensity statistics measure the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services as determined from the subscriber base.

Nigeria’s teledensity is currently calculated by the NCC on a population of 140 million people.

The report also reports that there is an increase of 0.24 percent in the teledensity of Nigeria in January.