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Telecoms Sector Recorded Steady Growth In 2018 – NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the nation’s telecoms industry recorded impressive growth in the year-ended, 2018.

Figures made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday in Abuja showed that in January 2018, the total number of active voice subscribers stood at 147,296,344 and by March, the figure had risen to 149, 293,870.

In June, the figure hit 162, 763,480 and stood at 162,058,918 in September. By December 2018, the figure stood at 172, 871,099, which represents addition of over 10.8 million mobile subscriptions across mobile networks, NCC’s director of public affairs said in a statement.

Based on latest report, a total of 112,065,740 and 106,420,858 subscribers were active on internet as against 103,514,997 in Q2 2018 which represented 8.26 per cent growth in subscribers’ base.

Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active voice per State in Q4 2018 and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

Similarly, Lagos State has the highest number of subscribers in terms of active internet per State in Q4 2018 and closely followed by Ogun and Kano States respectively while Bayelsa and Ebonyi States have the least number of subscribers.

MTN has the highest share of voice subscription and followed by GLO , AIRTEL, EMTS and Others respectively. Similarly, MTN has the highest share of internet subscription and followed by GLO, AIRTEL, EMTS and Others.

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