Nigerians spent about N1.77tn on national calls and short messages in 2020.
This is according to the analysis of data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission recently released in document titled ‘2020 subscriber/network data report’.
NCC put total outgoing local and national traffic at 150,825,830,687.40 minutes.
The average tariff charged by the mobile networks as sighted on the NCC website on Sunday stood at N11.5. This puts the total cost of outgoing calls on the mobile networks during the period at N1.73tn.
According to the NCC, the total number of national SMS sent was 8,223,933,975.02. The NCC had pegged the cost of SMS at N4. Therefore, cost of sent SMS within the period totaled N32.89bn.
According to the commission, the total outgoing local and national traffic was 150,825,830,687.40 minutes while total incoming local and national traffic was 151,871,687,402.67 minutes.