Active data subscribers rise to 196, 379, 542 in 3rd quarter of 2020

July 29, 2020
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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has released a chart on data subscriptions in 2020.

The chart released on the commission’s website shows a steady rise in the number of Nigerians who subscribe to internet data via different technologies in the country from July 2019 till date.

The chart revealed that in July 2019, data subscription by Nigerians stood at 174, 950,011, but rose to 196, 379, 542.

According to the commission, the chart as presented “contains the sum total of all active telephony subscribers and teledensity as calculated on monthly and annual basis.’’

The Commission defined teledensity ‘’as the number of active telephone connections per one hundred (100) inhabitants living within an area and is expressed as a percentage figure.’’

The Nigerian Communications Commission is headed by Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta whose nomination for reappointment as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the commission was recently confirmed by the senate.

The Senate confirmed Danbatta during its plenary following the consideration of the report of Senator Oluremi Tinubu-led Senate Committee on Communications.

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