The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that the nation’s active mobile telephone lines increased to 162,032,053 in September, indicating 1,172,433 lines above the 160,859,620 recorded in the preceding month.
The commission, in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data posted on its website on Friday, showed that the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) network lines grew to 161,685,747 in the month under review, indicating an increase of 1,164,754 over the 160,520,993 reported in August.
This is even as the telecoms industry regulator indicated that the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 126,269 active subscribers in the month, representing an addition of 7,261 to their 119,008 customers in August.
In addition, the commission reported that Fixed Wired network had 110,793 active users during the month in review, implying a decrease of 3,148 from the 113,941 subscribers recorded in the previous month.
It hinted further that the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) operators had 109,244 in September, giving an increase of 3,566 subscribers, compared to the 105,678 users recorded in August.
The NCC stated that the nation’s teledensity, which is the number of telephone connections for every 100 individuals living within an area, increased to 115.76 in September, as against 114.92 in August.
Nigeria’s teledensity is calculated based on a national population of 140 million, according to 2006 last census population figures.