Consistent with Section 89 Subsection 3(d) of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (NCA 2003), the Commission is mandated to monitor and report on the state of the Nigerian telecommunications industry, provide statistical analyses and identify industry trends with regard to services, tariffs, operators, technology, subscribers, issues of competition and dominance, etc. with a view to identifying areas where regulatory intervention would be needed;
In view of this, the Commission regularly conducts studies and surveys and produces reports on the telecommunications industry, and telecommunications operators are obligated, under the terms of the licenses, to provide the NCC with such data on a regular basis for analytical review and publishing.
Please click the links below to view the latest Nigerian telecommunications industry data as gathered from regular studies, surveys and reports, conducted and collected by the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Last Update: March 30, 2021
Subscriber / Teledensity
This section contains the sum total of all active telephony subscribers and teledensity as calculated on monthly and annual basis. 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.
Subscriber / Operator Data
This section contains information 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 (i.e. Landline).
Mobile Peak Period (Voice) Tariff
This section contains information on the annualized average cost per minute of a voice call during call traffic peak periods, across all the major telephony operators in the country. The information provided shows the cost for calls made to a number within the same network (On-Net) and a number on another network (Off-Net).
Percentage(%) Market Share by Technology
This shows what percentage of subscribers are utilizing telecommunications services per the various technologies/standards currently deployed in Nigeria - i.e. GSM, CDMA and Fixed Wired/Wireless technology.
Internet Subscriber Data
This section contains information on the number of active subscribers for data (internet) services on each of the licensed service providers utilizing the different technologies, i.e. GSM and CDMA.
This section describes the broadband subscriptions in Nigeria.
Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators (GSM)
This section describes the monthly porting trend in the telecommunications sector per mobile operator and refers to the number of transactions whereby a mobile number is transferred from one service provider to another on the request of a subscriber who wishes to change service provider while keeping the same telephone number.
Percentage(%) Contribution of Telecoms Industry to GDP
This section describes the percentage contributed to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Nigeria by the telecommunications industry.