Nigeria’s Active Mobile Telephone Lines Hit 222.70m, Says NCC

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A customer uses her cell-phone to access the Sidian Bank mobile-app inside the banking hall at the Sidian Bank headquarters on the outskirts of Kenya's capital Nairobi, June 29, 2016. Picture taken June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya
A customer uses her cell-phone to access the Sidian Bank mobile-app inside the banking hall at the Sidian Bank headquarters on the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, June 29, 2016. Picture taken June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), yesterday stated that the number of mobile telephone lines in Nigeria stood at 222, 695,990 as at the end of August.

The commission said this in the August edition of its monthly “Subscriber Data’’ publication.
The report stated that in July, the number of lines was 222,440,207, and increased by 255, 783 lines in August.
According to the data, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services in August rose to 222,695,990 compared to July, which was 222,440,207.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 3,608,272 active users in August, indicating a decline of 3, 654 from 3,611,926 customers recorded in July.

The report also revealed that connected Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers increased to 349,185 in August, rising by 252 subscribers from the July figure of 348,933.
It showed that Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) had 32,925 in August as against 19,420 in July, representing an increase of 13,505.

For tele-density of the country’s telecommunications industry, it indicated an increase of 109.14 per cent in August, from 107.33 per cent in the preceding month.
The tele-density statistics measures the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunication services as determined from subscribers’ data.
Nigeria’s tele-density is currently calculated based on a population of 140 million by NCC, using the 2006 census figures.

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