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Nigeria’s Teledensity Increase by 104.3%


CEM REPORT | The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in a recent report has stated that telecoms operators in the Nigeria gained a total of 1.4 million subscribers in March.

According to the latest industry statistics released by the commission, active mobile subscriptions across the four moblie networks; MTN, Globacom, Airtel, and 9mobile rose to 199.5 million within the month under review.

This growth indicates that the country’s teledensity, rose from 198.1 million recorded in February by 104.54% from 103.79%.

According to the released statistics MTN, which host the largest number subscribers gained 243,879 bringing its total active customer database to 75.2 million from 74.9 million in the previous month.

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Globacom continued as the second largest subscriber host with 55.8 million active customer database from 54.9 in February.

Airtel also gained new customers in the month under review as its subscription database grew by 366,422, bringing its total subscriptions to 55.3 million from 55 million in February.

9mobile however, recorded a loss of subscribers in the month under review as its customer database plummeted by 71,992 to 12.7 million.

This increase growth hints that telecoms are gradually regaining lost customers after the lost over 20 million subscriptions between December 2020 and April 2021 occasioned by federal government NIN-SIM linkage policy which led to barring of unlinks lines and

According to the NCC, the country’s teledensity, which measures the number of active telephone connections per 100 inhabitants living within an area, is calculated based on a population estimate of 190 million.

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