Nigeria: Active GSM Subscribers Now 199.3m – Dambatta

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The Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission Prof. Umar Danbatta has said active GSM subscribers in the country have increased from 184 million in December 2019 to 199.3 million in May 2020.

Danbatta made the disclosure at the virtual launch award ceremony of the COVID-19 Research Grant presented to three startups, by the NCC, on Tuesday in Abuja.

He further explained that internet subscription in the same period increased from 126 million to 147.1 million, while broadband subscription also increased from 72 million to 80.2 million, achieving a 42.02 per cent penetration in the country.

Danbatta said the NCC has in the past two years managed similar ICT-based innovations and research competitions among tertiary institutions in the country, with potentials of improving local content solutions in the industry.

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