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Dormant telecoms numbers rise to 48m

13 April 2014, 06:41

Lagos - Dormant telephone lines in the country increased to 48 228 087 in February from 44 665 145 in January, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said on Thursday.

The Monthly Subscriber Data made available in Lagos stated that the figures had increased by 3 562 942 between the period.

The data showed that only 129 002,841 lines out of the 177 230,928 connected lines within the period, were active.

It said that 41 125,297 out of the 48 228,087 inactive lines belonged to the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) operators.

The data said that the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA mobile) operators had 5 221 944 inactive lines, while the Fixed wired/wireless networks had 1 880 846 inactive lines.

The data also showed an increment of 1 042 261 active lines in February’s figure of 129 002 841, as against the 127 960 580 active lines recorded in January.

The data stated that from the February active figures stated above, the GSM operators had 126 246 648 working lines.

Also, the CDMA networks had 2 398 581 active numbers, while the Fixed wired/wireless operators had 357 612 lines, it said.

The data stated that the installed capacity in the sector rose by 538 903 lines to 247 771 162 lines in February, from the 247 232 259 line capacities in January.

-    NAN

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