Number of monthly subscribers drop, as war against pre-registered SIMs continues

This means that service providers have lost a total of 350,993 subscribers across both the CDMA and the GSM network bands.

NCC headquarters

According to information released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the weekend, the number of active lines in the country dropped to 150,660,631 in the month of September.

This was made known in the monthly user data released by the Commission listing active lines in the country as at August to be 151,018,624 while that number dropped to 150,660,631 by September.

This means that service providers have lost a total of 350,993 subscribers across both the CDMA and the GSM network bands.

The information also revealed that the teledensity of the country’s telecommunications industry also experienced a .26 percent drop from 107.87 percent in August to 107.61 percent in September.

Various reports suggest that the reduction in the number of active subscribers is due to the ongoing battle between telcos and the NCC as regards improperly registered SIM cards.

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