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Telecom operators in Nigeria activated 983, 174 telephone lines in the month of August. This has pushed active subscriptions from 208,969,445 million in July to 209,952,619 within thirty days, according to the latest subscription statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The statistics showed that Globacom had the highest subscriptions in August with 538,324 lines; 9mobile 163,484; MTN 160,155 and Airtel 134,994.

Internet connectivity has risen from 151.4 million in July to 151.7 million, while broadband penetration users increased from 84.9 million to 85.2 million and from 44.49% to 44.65% within a month.

MTN maintained its leadership of the market with 79.6 million users and 37.9% penetration; Globacom has 58.8 million and 28.09% market share.