Number of Active Lines in Nigeria Hits 146 Million

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has revealed that the number active lines in the nation’s telecommunications industry stood at 146,561,744 in May. The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data.

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. Also, the monthly subscriber data 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.

The chart revealed that the Tele-density of the country’s telecommunications industry increased to 104.69 per cent in May, from 103.91 per cent in the month of April. NAN reports that the Tele-density statistics measure the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services, as determined from the subscriber base.

Nigeria’s Tele-density is currently calculated by the NCC on a population of 140 million people.
NAN also reports that there was an increase of 0.78 per cent in the Tele-density of Nigeria in May.

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