Over 131 million mobile subscribers in Nigeria

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IT WebAfrica by Simnikiwe Mzekandaba

November 19, 2014

http://www.itwebafrica.com/mobile/319-nigeria/233797-over-131-million-mobile-subscribers-in-nigeria

Active mobile subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria reached more than 131 million for the period ended September 2014.

This is according to reports quoting the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Earlier this year, the NCC stated that by end of March this year, the total number of Nigeria’s mobile subscribers reached 124.8 million among the country’s main telcos.

Nigeria has four main mobile operators namely MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel Nigeria and Etisalat.

The regulatory body’s latest statistics reveal that active GSM mobile subscribers in the West African nation were 131.9 million at the end of September.

Active CDMA subscribers increased to 2.4 million in September compared to a figure of 2 million reported in July this year.

According to the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics the country’s total population size is estimated to be 178.5 million citizens.

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