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Nigeria’s active telephony subscriptions hit 208 million in Nov 2020

Within the month under review, the Nigeria’s broadband penetration reached 45.07 per cent.

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Active telephony subscriptions in Nigeria
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The active telephony subscriptions in Nigeria stood at 208 million in November 2020, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed.

NCC Official

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta

These were revealed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta at a briefing for the new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engineer Festus Yusuf Daudu, on the functions and regulatory activities of the Commission in Abuja on Tuesday.

Danbatta said that the country’s teledensity reached 108.92 per cent while active Internet subscriptions were 154.9 million.

Subscriber teledensity

Source: NCC.gov.ng

Within the month under review, the Nigeria’s broadband penetration reached 45.07 per cent.

broadband penetration

Source: NCC.gov.ng

Here are other industry statistics as released by NCC:

Porting activities

Porting activities

Active Internet Subscription

Subscriber base by operators

Subscriber base by operators

Similarly, the EVC said that Nigeria has a record 53,460 third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations (BTS) – telecom towers – deployment.

The number has increased from 30,000 in the past few years while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000km to 54,725km in the last five years, resulting in improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians.

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