The number of active telephone lines in Nigeria is swelling by the day, an indication of the growing opportunity in the sector.

According to the industry regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission the active telephone lines increased from 162,058,918 in September to 165,239,443 in October 2018.

The commission, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, made this known in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data published on its website on Thursday.

The regulator said that of the 165,239,443 active numbers, the Global System for Mobile communication network recorded 164,865,417 in the month under review.

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The report added that the GSM network had an increase of 3,179,670 customers as against 161,685,747 recorded in September.

According to NCC, Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA operators – data operators only - have 126,032 active subscribers in October, hence, having a decrease of 237 from the 126,269 customers in September.

It said that the Fixed Wireless Network retained the 26,865 subscribers it had in September, but noted that the Fixed Wired network had 108,997 active users in October, showing a decrease of 1,796 from the 110,793 subscribers recorded in September.

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