Nigerian mobile operators add 10 million lines in first 11 months, Globacom gains most

Monday 13 January 2020 | 09:37 CET | News
Nigerian mobile network operators activated a total of 10 million lines between January and November 2019, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), reports CommunicationsWeek. The new lines brought the number of active subscriptions at MTN, Airtel, Globacom and 9mobile to 182.4 million, from 172.4 million recorded at the end of 2018.

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