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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

NCC: 49.6 Million Phone Lines Inactive in Third Quarter of 2014

Latest telecoms market information released by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) has shown that a total of 49,641,091 phone lines in the country were dormant at Q3 2014.

The NCC information also underscores the declining fortune of fixed telephony in the country as active fixed lines have dropped to just 190,791 by Q3 2013.

The September 2014 statistics reveals that 1.33 per cent active subscriber growth was when pitted against August 2014 statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

While the total number of connected of lines by the end of September 2014 stood at 184,148,420, the number of active lines was 134,507,329, an indication that 49,641,091 lines representing 26.95 per cent of the overall connected lines in the country were dormant for the period under review.

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