The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the active users of telecommunications services in the country stood at 199 million, as of July 2020.
The new figure is an increase from 184 million subscribers, about 15 million, from the previous year.
The NCC said this represented about 7.5 per cent increase in total subscription within the period under review.
NCC also noted an increase in the access to communication services across the country.
“The country’s teledensity, which measures the number of active telephone connections per 100 inhabitants living within an area, also increased to 104.41 per cent compared to 96.76 per cent in December 2019.”
Similarly, in its 2019 report for the Nigerian telecommunication industry, NCC highlighted a 72 million subscription increase in broadband penetration, which is equivalent to 37.8 per cent.
This figure has since increased, and now stands at 43.3 per cent as of August 2020.
Broadband is a term synonymous with a high-speed connection to the internet.