The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released its Telecoms Data: Active Voice and Internet per State, Porting and Tariff Information report for the last quarter of 2022.
This report indicated that the number of telephone subscribers in Nigeria was 222.6 million in the last quarter of 2022, an increase of 27.1 million over the 195.5 million subscribers recorded at the end of 2021.
The report showed that the figure for the last quarter of 2022 represented a 13.87 per cent rise in voice subscriptions on a year-on-year basis.
On a quarter-on-quarter basis, the report showed growth stood at 4.89 per cent.
It also recorded a total of 154.9 million active internet subscribers at the end of 2022 compared to 142 million recorded at the end of 2021.
“This represents a 9.07 per cent increase in active internet subscriptions year-on-year, while on a quarter-on-quarter basis, internet subscription grew by 1.35 per cent,” it stated.