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BREAKING: Active telecom voice subscribers hit 224 Million

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said active telecom voice subscribers increased by 0.96 per cent from 222,571,568 in fourth quarter (Q4 2022) to 224,713,710 in Q4 2024.

NBS yesterday in its data tagged: “Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information (Q4 2023).” noted that on quarterly, the subscribers rose by 1.33 per cent.
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The document stated: “The total number of active voice subscribers was 224,713,710 in Q4 2023 from 222,571,568 recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2022, indicating a growth rate of 0.96 per cent. On a quarter-on-quarter basis, this rose by 1.32 per cent.”

According to the report, “in Q4 2023, the total number of active internet subscribers stood at 163,838,439 from 154,847,901 reported in Q4 2022, showing an increase of 5.81per cent.

On state profile analysis, NBS said Lagos State had the highest number of active voice subscribers in Q4 2023 with 26, 739,346, followed by Ogun with 13,070,779 and Kano with 12,325,633.

On the other hand, Bayelsa still recorded the least with 1,557,786, followed by Zamfara and Gombe with 2,772,424 and 2,785,030.

The document said similarly, Lagos had the highest number of active internet subscribers in Q4 2023 with 18,927,446, followed by Ogun with 9,570,463 and Kano with 9,031,581.

The bureau noted that  Bayelsa recorded the least active internet subscriber with 1,193,525, followed by Zamfara and Gombe with 1,959,252 and 2,100,073.

NBS said, however, that MTN maintains its status as the telecom service providers with highest share of subscriptions in Q4 2023.