Nigeria witnesses steady increase in active voice, internet subscriptions – NCC

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The latest telecommunications statistical indicators released by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has shown that Nigeria has witnessed a steady increase in active voice and internet subscriptions.
This also includes a drop in teledensity, which has been adjusted to reflect the latest population growth figures and align with international best practices.
The adjustment, which is reflected in the telecom industry statistical reports of September, October, and November 2023, published on the Commission’s website, was predicated upon the Nigerian Population Commission, NPC’s projection of Nigeria’s population at 216,783,381, as of 2022, replacing the previously used 2017 projection of 190 million people.
With the consequential adjustment, which is in line with the International Telecommunication Union ITU’s calculation of teledensity, the nation’s teledensity dropped from 115.63% to 102.30% in September, while Broadband penetration witnessed a similar drop from 45.47% to 40.85% in the same month.
However, the active voice subscription statistics witnessed a marginal growth from 220,361,186 to 221,769,883 as of September 2023.
In addition, Internet subscriptions also enjoyed a marginal growth, from 159,034,717 in August 2023 to 160,171,757 in September 2023.
In October 2023, the industry also experienced a 0.19% growth in Active Voice subscriptions, while teledensity stood at 102.49% with Internet subscriptions increasing by 0.60% compared to September 2023.

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