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Nigeria: Mobile phone subscribers on the rise

August 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

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According to the report, subscriptions to fixed networks increased from 181,625 in May 2015 to 182,643 in June 2015. (Image Source: sciencedaily.com).

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Nigeria’s mobile operators added 2.1 million new subscribers in June 2015. This is according to a report via Telecompaper.

According to the report, the total number of mobile subscribers had risen from 144 million in May 2015 to 146 million in June 2015. The stats revealed that GSM networks remained the key drivers of the Nigerian telecommunications industry as other operators contributed minimally to the surging growth of the subscriber base.

According to the report, subscriptions to fixed networks increased from 181,625 in May 2015 to 182,643 in June 2015; however, this is lower than the 187,028 subscribers recorded in June 2014. The total number of subscriptions to all telecommunications network in the country had risen from 146.56 million in the month of May to 148.8 million in June. This compares with 132.19 million in July 2014.

The report revealed that all telecommunications networks added 16.59 million lines or 12.54 per cent within the one-year period. CDMA subscriptions increased marginally from 2.02 million in July 2014 to 2.11 million lines by the end of June 2015.

Staff Writer

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