NCC: Nigeria’s active subscribers hit 154.6m

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

The number of active telecoms lines has risen to over 154.6 million in January, the latest monthly data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown.

The regulator said active telecom customers increased by 535,844 against the figure in December which was about 154 million.

“In January, active lines stood at 154,660.446 and in December, 2016 the lines were 154,124.602, recording an increase of 535,844,’’ it said. Mobile Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) in December  and January remained at 217,566.

Fixed wired/wireless for active lines deceased in January by 3,425, and December 2016 had 154, 513, while January had 151,088.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VolP) in January was 35,712, while in December 2016 it was 33,099, recording an increase of 2,613.

Teledensity in January was 110.76 per cent, while in December was 110.38 per cent.

According to the data, connected lines increased to 234. 6 million in January as against the 231.6 million recorded in December 2016, which showed an increase of about 3 million.

The data showed that mobile Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) remained at 3.6 million for both December 2016 and January.             

NCC said that fixed wired/wireless for connected lines decreased in December by 11,380, showing 340,665 in January, while in December 2016 was 352,045.

 VoIP in January was 67,766 while in December 2016 was 59, 236, showing an increase of 8, 530.

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