MTN Nigeria has maintained its traditional telecoms market lead with over 59,797,224 active connections followed by Globacom with 28,219,089, latest Nigerian telecommunications industry data for Year 2014 released weekend by the industry regulator has shown.
Technology Times analysis of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)market information shows that traditional competitors for the number two position, Globacom and Airtel Nigeria, maintained a keen battle for the position last year with a little over half a million subscribers deciding the winner.
Globacom gained 662,545 active connections over Airtel Nigeria’s 27,556,544 to claim the number two spot in another year that saw telecoms companies, both big and small, compete keenly for share of wallets and markets in Nigeria.
[su_quote cite=”NCC”]Out of the overall 139,047,741 active lines in 2014, mobile GSM companies posted 136,676,606 active lines; mobile CDMA networks posted 2,187,845 and fixed line services posted 183,290.[/su_quote]
Overall, the telecoms market closed in 2014 with an overall 139,047,741 active phone connections representing teledensity coverage of 99.32 of the population of Nigeria. Out of the overall 139,047,741 active lines, mobile GSM companies posted 136,676,606 active lines; mobile CDMA networks posted 2,187,845 and fixed line services posted 183,290.
The market data also suggest that across board, operators are leaving nothing to chance in the competitive market as they have built up their respective networks to accommodate new subscriber additions.
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