Teledensity Improve From 98.39% in July to 99.18% As At August ending

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The sum total of all active telephony subscribers experienced a big re-bounce according to latest statistics on the telecommunications industry released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), sigted on its website saying the teledensity, which is calculated on monthly and annual basis moved up by a few percentages.

According to the latest statistics, the active telephony subscribers for the month of July stood at 187,805,237 has increased to reach 189,330,257 in the month of August while the teledensity equally saw an up-shoot from 98.39% in July to 99.18% by the end of August.

Nevertheless, the number of active data subscribers for the third quarter of 2021 dropped from 76,289,063 in June to 75,952,406 in July while the quarterly industry report of the broadband penetration also dropped by 39.97% in June to 39.79% in July.

The apex sector regulator disclosed that its July report number of active subscribers for data services on each of the licensed service providers utilizing the different technologies of GSM and CDMA continued its consistent fall as showed by the second quarter report.

Further more the NCC in its report on the number of active subscribers for telephony services on each of the licensed service providers utilizing different technologies including GSM, CDMA, Fixed Wireless and Fixed Wired revealed that MTN Nigeria maintains its traditional lead with 73,133,330 subscribers at a percentage 38.70 percentage with Glo keeping to itself with 51,983,266 subscribers at 27.50% while Airtel Nigeria comes behind with 50,860,024 subscribers at 26.91% to defeat 9mobile which has 13,021,179 with a percentage of 6.89%.

In the report disclosed that the Broadband penetration in the month of August equally experienced an increase from the July figure of 75,952,406 to 78,255,250 in August with a penetration percentage increase of 41.00% from the July figure of 39.79%.

The 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.

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