The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has revealed that over 83.3 million subscribers are on broadband networks of 3G and 4G networks, which are having practical and positive impacts across sectors of the economy, including household consumption, healthcare, education, agriculture, finance, transportation, commerce, governance, among others. This was revealed in a communiqué issued at the end of the NCC Broadband Technical Awareness Forum and obtained by New Telegraph. The regulatory agency and other stakeholders noted that there was the need to drive broadband further to enhance not only the economy but individual living as well.
It was expected that the deployment of 5G would push the broadband expansion, however, the network has been limited in the capacity as it is present only in Lagos State. Currently, Nigeria’s broadband penetration driven by 3G and 4G is at 44.5 per cent, while the country targets 70 per cent by 2025. They noted that the ICT sector, which has been the driver of the digital economy contributed 18.44 per cent to the total Nigerian real GDP in Q2’22, and, in particular, connectivity and digital technologies have always been responsible for economic development all over the world...
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