353.1 Terabytes Of Data Consumed By Telecom Subscribers In 2021, Says NCC


Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said telecom subscribers in the country consumed about 353.1 terabytes of data in 2021.

NCC made this disclosure on Friday in its analysis of 2021 Year End Subscriber/Network Data sighted by NewsBeatng.

According to the analysis, amount of data consumed by an average Nigerian increased by 68 percent compared with the 209.9 terabytes consumed in 2020.

The analysis further disclosed a decrease of 8 percent in internet subscriptions for the year.

Broadband penetration decreased from 45.02% as of December 2020 to 40.88% as of December 2021.

Also, subscriptions for internet decreased from 154.3 million as of December 2020 to 141.9 million as of December 2021. Although, Telecom data experts argued that the decrease was caused by the directive from the NCC in December 2020 to all GSM Operators to suspend the sale and registration of new SIMs, SIM swaps, and all porting activities.

The analysis showed that Broadband Subscriptions decreased from 85.9 million subscriptions in December 2020 to 78 million subscriptions as of December 2021.

Meanwhile, there was an increase in the volume of data consumed by subscribers which covered the network operators in terms of revenue.

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