Nigeria’s Mobile Phone Subscription Hits 147 Million – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that the country’s phone subscriptions reached 147 million in January 2018.

Nigeria’s Mobile Phone Subscription Hits 147 Million – NCC

At the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair organized by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Mines, Industries and Agriculture, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, represented by the Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo, said that the country’s social media space had continued to thrive.

He said:

Our statistics continue to show positive movement in the provision of services with internet and phone penetrations standing at over 100 million and 147 million subscribers respectively in January 2018.

With broadband penetration of 21%, Nigeria’s social media space has continued to thrive and citizens are enjoying access to modern ways of interaction in the cyberspace.

Danbatta disclosed that Nigerians were actively involved in the services that abound in the Information and Communication Technology industry. He said that the Commission was committed to keeping the nation abreast of developments in the telecommunications industry through world-class regulatory processes.

He further added that the Commission would instruct service providers to give 14 days’ window to subscribers to enable them roll over their unused data. This means that subscribers would no longer lose unused data even if they failed to renew on the date of expiration of the current subscription.

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Vincent is an Electrical Engineer by profession, and a blogger by interest. He has a special interest in smartphones, hence this website. When Vincent is not blogging, he spends his time reading, seeing movies, or playing mobile games.

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