Active mobile lines in Nigeria hit 162m in May–NCC

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THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria rose from 160 million in April to over 162 million in May, indicating an increase of 1,994,065 million. The figures showed that the total number of mobile telephone lines in May stood at 162, 075,116 compared to 160,081,051 in April. The NCC revealed this in its monthly Subscribers Operator Data posted on its website on Friday in Abuja However, the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)  for active mobile lines had 217,566 users in May just as in April. The report said the number of fixed wired/wireless for active mobile lines in May was 137, 010 compared to April, which had 136, 496 recording an increase of 514. According to NCC, the number of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) was 93,080 in May compared with 89,477 recorded in April, recording an increase of 3,603. It also revealed that teledensity for May was 116,09 as against April 114,66, an increase of 143 The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that teledensity is the number of telephone connections for every 100 individuals living within an area and varies widely across the country. NCC further  said the number of connected mobile lines in May increased to 240,259,751 compared with 238,032,318 in April recording an increase of 2, 227,433. The CDMA for connected lines for May was 3,586,095, the same figure with April, the subscribers’ data revealed. The report said the number of fixed wired/wireless for connected lines in May was 345,210 compared to April that had  344, 892 recording an increase of 318. The number of VOIP for connected lines in May was 611,376 as against 575,712 in April, an increase of 35,644. – July 6, 2018 @ 14:25 GMT |            

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