Nigeria’s teledensity rose from 109.99 percent recorded in August to 111.17 percent in September, even as 2.25 million new telephone lines had been connected for the country to hit a 212.2 million subscriptions, data obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has shown.
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.
While telephone subscription refers to the number of active subscribers for telephony services on each of the licensed service providers utilizing different technologies, including mobile, CDMA, fixed wireless, and fixed wired (i.e., landline)
Mobile (GSM) accounted for 99.84 percent of all telephone subscriptions in September, VoIP accounted for 0.12%, fixed wire accounted for 0.05%, and mobile (CDMA) accounted for zero.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.
Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) is a channel access method used by various radio communication technologies. With the data, it shows that CDMA and fixed wire are almost completely going into extinction.
The NCC’s data show that MTN, which is the largest operator by subscriber number, gained 1.6 million new subscriptions in September. This brought its total active customer database to 81.2 million from the 79.6 million it recorded in August.
Globacom hit 59,395,911 subscribers from 58,868,524 recorded in August; Airtel recorded 58,403,066 from 58,369,443, and 9mobile hit 12,842,575 subscribers from 12,759,000 in August.