Active telephone lines hit 165m in October —NCC

Active telephone lines hit 165m in October —NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the number of active telephone lines in the country increased from 162,058,918 in September to 165,239,443 in October.

The commission disclosed this in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data published on its website on Thursday.

According to the NCC, the active lines increased by 3,180,525 from the 162,058,918 recorded in September, adding that of the 165,239,443 active numbers, the Global System for Mobile communication network recorded 164,865,417 in the month under review.

The report also showed that the GSM network had an increase of 3,179,670 customers as against 161,685,747 recorded in September.

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According to the commission, Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA, operators have 126,032 active subscribers in October, hence, having a decrease of 237 from the 126,269 customers in September while the Fixed Wireless Network retained the 26,865 subscribers it had in September.

NCC said that the Fixed Wired network had 108,997 active users in October, showing a decrease of 1,796 from the 110,793 subscribers recorded in September.

It added that the Voice Over Internet Protocol operators had 112,132 active users in October.

There was also an increase of 2,888 subscribers, compared with 109,244 users the VOIP service providers recorded in September, adding that the teledensity of the telecommunications industry in October was 118.03, giving an increase of 2.27 from the 115.76 recorded in September.

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