As at February, this year, the numbers of active telecommunications subscribers in the country have reached 142,589,775, even as there is an increase of 1.26 per cent in the Tele-density attained during the month.
According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC in its Monthly Subscribers Data, the active lines increased by 1,766,938 on the 140,275,599 numbers recorded in the month of January.
The data published on the Commission’s website, shows that of the 142,589,775 active numbers, the Global System for Mobile Communications, GSM networks service 140,275,599 subscribers, as against the 138,530,830 customers recorded in January, hence, having an increase of 1,744,769.
Also, the Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA operators, who had 2,108,960 active users in January, added 21,946, thereby recording 2,130,906 subscribers in February.
According to the data, the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers increased to 183,270 in February, after adding 223 to the 183,047 subscribers recorded in January.
It also showed that the connected lines in the telecom operators’ networks decreased from 192,107,641 in January to 190,575,684 in February, thereby decreasing by 1,531,957.
Similarly, the data disclosed that the GSM operators were able to connect 186,410,917 in February from the total connected lines, thereby decreasing their connected numbers by 1,536,480 from the 187,947,397 numbers recorded in January.
It also shows that the CDMA networks had an extra of 2,260 to the 3,794,491 connected lines in January, leaving them with 3,796,751 connected phone numbers in February.
The Fixed Wired/Wireless operators, with 365,753 connected numbers in January, added 2,263; thereby increasing to 368,016 connected lines in February.
Also, the data revealed that the Tele-density of the country’s telecommunications industry increased to 101.85 per cent in February, from the 100.59 per cent in January.
The Tele-density measures the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services, as determined by the subscriber base.
NCC had calculated the Tele-density based on a population of 140 million people in the country.

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