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
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
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