NCC says Active Telecoms Subscribers Rose to 154.5 Million In December


The Nigerian Communications Commission has stated that active users of telecommunications services in Nigeria had risen to 154,529,780 as at December 2016.

 The commission made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator data on Tuesday in Lagos.
 The reports stated that of the GSM operators, MTN had 61,840,461 users in December, which increased by 560,168 against 61,280,293 recorded in November.
 Globacom’s figure increased in December by 91,360 giving a total of 37,359,843 customers as against 37,268,483 in November.
 Airtel had 34,116,409 subscribers in the month under review, which increased by 739,853 users as against 33,376,556 recorded in November.
 Etisalat, however recorded a drop in customers by 811,943 giving a customer base of 20,809,889 as against 21,621,833 users in November.
 The Code Division Multiple access (CDMA) operators had 217,566 users in December, which was the same with the result of November.
 Visafone had 213,106 customers while Multi-Links had 4,460 in the month under review.

 The monthly subscriber/operator data showed that the Fixed Wireless network (landline) consumers remained at 26,865 in December.