Issue #25   •   Quarter 3/4 Edition   •   December 2018


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) subscribers increased from over 148 million in May compared to April which recorded about 147 million. A statement from the NCC in Abuja made available on the Commission’s website on Thursday gave the statistics. The statement said that the May figure was an increase of 1.4 million subscribers over that of the previous month. It said that Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) in May was 487, 141 compared to April which had 525,743. On the fixed wired/wireless for May, the figure was 171,974 as against April of 176,211. It stated that the total subscribers for May was about 150 million, while total number for April was about 149 million. The Commission said that teledensity for May was 106.32 and April was 105.41 Teledensity is calculated based on the National population of 140 million, according to the 2006 population figure.