Nigeria adds 12 mln telecom subscribers in 2019

Thursday 27 February 2020 | 10:13 CET | News
Nigeria ended 2019 with 184.7 million telecom subscribers, up from the 172.9 million in December 2018, according to statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Teledensity reached 96.7 percent, down from 123.5 percent in 2019.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 9Mobile / Airtel Nigeria / Globacom / MTN Nigeria / NCC
Countries: Nigeria
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