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Nigeria’s Active Telephony Subscriptions Hit 201m; Teledensity 105.65% in April 2022

This was contained in the latest Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC’s) industry statistics released on the website on June 1, 2022.



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Nigeria’s active telephony subscriptions have ballooned to 201,670,650 million as at April 2022, can report.

This was contained in the latest Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC’s) industry statistics released on the website on June 1, 2022.’s calculations specify that the country has recorded 6,206,752 new active telephony subscriptions in the first four months of year 2022.

With this result, the active telephony subscriptions in Nigeria have rebound since January 2021 when the country recorded more than 200 million subscriptions.


The NCC’s statistics also revealed that the teledensity increased to 105.65%. Teledensity is defined as the number of active telephone connections per one hundred (100) inhabitants living within an area and is expressed as a percentage figure.

From March 2019, teledensity is calculated based on a population estimate of 190 million, up from 140 million.

Percentage (%) Market Share by Technology

In terms of Percentage (%) Market Share by Technology, the NCC report shows that 99.80 per cent of the subscribers are utilizing telecommunications services through the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM).

Fixed Wired technology and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), account for 0.10%, respectively while the Code-division multiple access (CDMA) technology has no footprint in the market, presently.

ICT contribution to GDP:

The table below describes the percentage contributed to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria by the telecommunications industry.

Telecoms contribution to Nigeria GDP
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From the table above it can be deduced that telecoms accounted for 12.61% of the total ICT contributions to the nation’s GDP as at fourth quarter 2021.

Active Telephony Subscriptions

Advertisement had reported that Nigeria’s broadband subscriptions reached 81 million in April 2022.

The report on NCC’s website shows that subscription reached 81,676,539 in the month under review which is the highest subscription since January 2021.

In terms of broadband penetration, the figure increased to 42.79% in April as against 42.24% recorded in the previous month.

Nigeria Active Telephony Subscriptions - April 2022
| Source: analyses show that Nigeria increased its broadband penetration by 1.91% in the first four months of 2022 by recording 42.79% (April), 42.24% (March), 40.91% (February) and 41.61% in January.

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