Lagos - The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday said that active lines in the nation’s telecommunications industry reduced to 127.09 million in the first quarter of 2014.
The NCC made this known in its Monthly Subscriber’s Data.
The lines were down by 1.90 million from 129 million recorded in the month of February.
The data showed that from the 127 million active numbers, the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks were serving 124.88 million subscribers against the 126.24 million customers recorded in February, losing 1.36 million of the lines.
The Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operators, who had more than 2.3 million users in February, lost 359 190 users, leaving them with 2 039 391 customers in the first quarter.
The subscriber data also showed that the Fixed Wired/Wireless networks’ consumers were reduced to 172 963 in March, after losing 184 649 from 357 612 subscribers.
The connected lines in the telecoms operators’ networks also reduced from 177.23 million in February to 173 million in March, a shortfall of 4.22 million.
The data showed that telecoms subscribers were dumping their telephone lines, thereby showing the decrease in active lines.
The data also revealed that the teledensity of the country’s telecommunications industry reduced from 92.14 percent in February to 90.78 percent in the first quarter.
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