BrandArena: Nigerian Telecoms Subscribers Exceed 146 Million

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Nigerian Telecoms Subscribers Exceed 146 Million

Latest figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) indicated that the active lines in the country’s telecommunications industry stood at 146,561,744 in May.

The body said active lines in Nigeria were 145,476,326 for the month of April and the figure increased by 1,085,418 in May.

According to its Monthly Subscriber Data, 144,386,841 of the 146,561,744 active numbers subscribe to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services.

 The GSM operators increased their active customers by 1,329,607 as against the 143,057,234 subscribers they recorded in April. The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 1,993,278 active users in May, indicating a decline of 241,024 from the 2,234,302 customers they had in April.

The monthly subscriber data also showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers reduced to 181,625 in May, after losing the 3,165 customers they recorded from the 184,790 data for April.

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