Mobile subscriptions across the four GSM networks in Nigeria rose by 195,313 in July 2021, a report by Platforms Africa showed.
The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has urged citizens to be extra cautious before sharing personal information on the internet.
The warning comes in the wake of many cases of compromised mail, hacking and outright scamming of many internet users in recent times
”The (NCC) wishes to call on all Internet users to think twice before submitting personal information on any website’’, a post on the NCC website advised.
This came as mobile subscriptions across the four GSM networks in Nigeria rose by 195,313 in July 2021, a report by Platforms Africa showed.
According to the latest industry data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), this brought the total mobile subscriptions in the country to 187.4 million.
Earlier in June, the four network operators, MTN, Airtel, Globacom, and 9mobile had activated a total of activated 580,082 new lines which brought the database to 187.2 million.
Impacted by the government’s suspension of new SIM activation for over four months, from December 9, 2020, to April 19, 2021, the telecom operators had lost over 20 million subscriptions. Active mobile subscriptions across the four networks, which stood at 207.5 million as of November 2020, had plunged to 186.6 million by May this year.