Nigeria Phone Subscribers Increase to 152.1 Million

Kingsley Kanayo

Active lines in the country increased to over 152 million in the month of November 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data published Monday.

Active lines in Nigeria were 152,003,124 for the month of October 2015, but the figure increased by 120,048 in November. According to the data, 149,787,120 of the 152,123,172 active numbers subscribed to the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) network services.

The GSM operators increased their active customers by 103,861 as against the 149,683,259 subscribers they recorded in the month of October.

The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 2,149,120 active users in November, indicating an increase of 18,775 from the 2,130,345 customers they had in October.

Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the fixed wired/wireless networks’ consumers reduced to 186,775 in November, as the operators lost 2,742 customers from the 189,517 users they had in the month of October.

The chart, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) revealed that the teledensity of the country’s telecommunications industry increased to 108.66 per cent in November, from 108.57 per cent in the month of October.

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. There was an increase of 0.09 per cent in the teledensity of Nigeria in the month of November.




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