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NCC Stats: Nigeria’s Mobile Subscriptions surpass 204 million in May’22

Nigerian Communications Commission reported telephony subscriptions 204,578,953 in May 2022 while teledensity reached 107.17% during the month under review. Details in this report:



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Nigeria increased her mobile subscriptions base by two million, nine hundred and eight thousand, three hundred and three (2,908,303) in May 2022, can report.

According to updated industry statistics  released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on July 4 2022, the mobile subscriptions stood at 204,578,953 as at May which is an increase by 2,908,303 when compared to 201,670,650 in April.

This shows a steady increase in mobile subscriptions in Nigeria in the last five months of 2022.

Nigeria Mobile Subscriptions May 2022

Similarly, teledensity increased to 107.17% in May as against 105.65% in April. From March 2019, NCC started calculating teledensity based on a population estimate of 190 million, up from 140 million.

Active internet subscriptions had reported that the active internet subscriptions in Nigeria increased to one hundred and fifty million, three hundred and Sixty-three thousand, four hundred and twenty-three (150,363,423) as at May 2022, can report.

The subscriptions across technology channels show GSM operators recorded 149,781,122 active subscriptions in the month under review; Fixed wired stood at 14,557; ISP (wired/Wireless) operators reported 210,597 active internet subscriptions and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) operators have 357,147.

The NCC statistics further show that among the four GSM operators, Airtel recorded 41, 397,855 active internet subscribers in May. With this, Airtel recorded 1,105.199 more internet users in May than in April in which it accounted for 40,292,656

For 9mobile, the network has been losing subscribers (internet) as it recorded 5,378,618 less users than it did in April when it reported 5,444,451 users.

Globacom remains stable. In May, the GSM operator recorded 39,905,618 internet users which is an increase by 5,755 users when compared to 39,899,863 active users it reported in April 2022.

Active internet subscriptions

MTN Nigeria remains the dominant network in the active internet subscriptions space. In May, MTN increased its active internet users by 1,287,097 to reach 63,099,031 users when compared to 61,811,952 it recorded in April 2022.

Broadband penetration

On the other hand, the country’s penetration as at May 2022 reached 43.67%.

broadband penetration May 2022

The broadband subscriptions in May also increased to 83,365,233 from 81,676,539 in April 2022.

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