The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the active subscribers in telecommunications industry increased by 340,525 in the month of January 2016.
The regulatory body made this known in its Monthly Subscriber Data, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.
NAN reports that active lines in Nigeria stood at 151,357,769 for the month of January, against the figure of 151,017,244 in December, 2015.
According to the data, 149,022,919 of the 151,357,769 active numbers subscribe to the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network services.
The GSM operators’ active customers increased by 341,557 from the 148,681,362 subscribers they recorded in the month of December.
The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 2,147,982 active users in January, indicating a decrease of 745 from the 2,148,727 customers they had in December.
Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers decreased to 186,868 in January, as they lost 287 customers to their record of 187,155 in December.
The chart revealed that the teledensity of the country’s telecommunications industry increased to 108.11 per cent in January, from 107.87 per cent in the month of December.
NAN reports that the teledensity statistics measure the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services as determined from the subscriber base.
Nigeria’s teledensity is currently calculated by the NCC on a population of 140 million people.
NAN also reports that there is an increase of 0.24 per cent in the teledensity of Nigeria in January.