Nigeria’s active telephone users increase by 340,525 in January

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said that the
active subscribers in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry
increased by 340,525 in January.
The regulatory body made this known in its Monthly Subscriber
Data, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in
Lagos on Sunday.
Active lines in Nigeria stood at 151,357,769 for the month of
January, against the figure of 151,017,244 in December, 2015.
According to the data, 149,022,919 of the 151,357,769 active
numbers subscribe to the Global System for Mobile
Communications (GSM) network services.
The GSM operators’ active customers increased by 341,557 from
the 148,681,362 subscribers they recorded in the month of
The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had
2,147,982 active users in January, indicating a decrease of 745
from the 2,148,727 customers they had in December.
Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the Fixed Wired/
Wireless networks’ consumers decreased to 186,868 in January,
as they lost 287 customers to their record of 187,155 in
The chart revealed that the teledensity of the country’s
telecommunications industry increased to 108.11 per cent in
January, from 107.87 per cent in the month of December.
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 an increase of 0.24 per cent in the
teledensity of Nigeria in January.


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