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Nigeria’s active telecoms subscribers down by 1m – NCC


The active customers in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry reduced by 1,105,928 in the month of December 2015, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

NAN reports that active lines in Nigeria stood at 151,017,244 for the month of December, against the figure of 152,123,172 in November.

According to the data, 148,681,362 of the 151,017,244 active numbers subscribe to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services.

The GSM operators’ active customers reduced by 1,105,758 as against the 149,787,120 subscribers they recorded in the month of November.

The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 2,148,727 active users in December, indicating a decrease of 393 from the 2,149,120 customers they had in November.

Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers increased to 187,155 in December, as they added 383 customers to their record of 186,772 in November.

The chart revealed that the teledensity of the country’s telecommunications industry decreased to 107.87 per cent in December, from 108.66 per cent in the month of November.

NAN reports that the teledensity statistics measure the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services, as determined from the subscriber base.

Nigeria’s teledensity is currently calculated by the NCC on a population of 140 million people.

NAN also reports that there is a decrease of 0.79 per cent in the teledensity of Nigeria in December.

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