Nigeria: Inactive telephone lines on the rise in 2016

August 22, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

Telco TowerAccording to a report, via TelecomPaper, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that inactive lines in the country’s telecommunications industry have increased from 65.19 million in May 2016 to 67.33 million in June 2016.

According to the report, the regulator had said that there was an additional 2.14 million inactive numbers within the period, upping the number of unused lines to 67.33 million in June 2016. The regulator said that of the 217.15 million connected lines, only 149.82 million numbers were still active.

The report stated that of the 67.33 million inactive numbers, the GSM networks had a share of 63.93 million. CDMA had a share of 3,210,489; while the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks had a total of 182,662 unused telecommunications lines. NCC said that the teledensity of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry also climbed to 107.01 percent in June 2016, compared to 106.32 percent in May 2016.

Staff Writer



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