The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday disclosed that active mobile telephone lines in the country increased to 162,032,053 in September, representing 1,172,433 lines above the 160,859,620 recorded in August.
The commission gave the latest figures in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data posted on its website.
According to the statistical data published by the regulatory the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) network lines grew to 161,685,747 in the month under review, indicating an increase of 1,164,754 over the 160,520,993 reported in August.
NCC reported further that the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators had 126,269 active subscribers in September, adding 7,261 to the 119,008 customers in August while the Fixed Wired network had 110,793 active users, showing a decrease of 3,148 from the 113,941 subscribers recorded in the previous month.
Also, the commission reported that the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) operators had 109,244 in September, giving an increase of 3,566 subscribers, compared to the 105,678 users recorded in August.
It hinted that the nation’s teledensity, which is the number of telephone connections for every 100 individuals living within an area, increased to 115.76 in September, as against 114.92 in August.
Varying widely from country to country, Nigeria’s teledensity is calculated based on a national population of 140 million, according to 2006 last census population figures.