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Nigeria’s Internet Subscribers Down By Nearly 1M – NCC Report

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed on Thursday that internet subscribers on Nigeria’s telecoms’ networks reduced by 788,215 in December 2015.

The information which was disclosed in NCC’s Monthly Internet Subscriber Data, indicated that users on both Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) networks stood at 97,182,014 as at December, which was in contrast to 97,970,229 internet subscribers recorded by the operators in November.

The data also revealed that of the 97,182,014 internet users in December, 97,042,543 were on GSM networks, while 149,471 users were on the CDMA networks.

However, the GSM operators lost 791,474 internet users, while the CDMA operators added 3,259 subscribers browsing the internet on their networks.

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Also, the monthly subscriber data showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers increased to 187,155 in December, as they added 383 customers to their record of 186,772 in November.

The chart revealed that the teledensity – statistics measure the percentage of a country’s population with access to telecommunications services – decreased to 107.87 per cent in December, from 108.66 per cent in the month of November.

According the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the countries teledensity, which is currently calculated by the NCC on a population of 140 million people, fell by 0.79 per cent in December.

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