Nigeria has been ranked 19 out of 72 countries surveyed for internet affordability in 2020. According to the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)’s 2020 Affordability Drivers Index (ADI) report, the country scored 66.19 out of 100 in terms of the policy, infrastructure, and how people are able to access the internet in the country. In Africa, Nigeria is the 4th country with the most affordable internet, coming behind Morocco, Botswana, and Mauritius, which rank 11th, 14th and 16th globally in that order.
This, however, does not show progress as the country failed to move from the same 19th position it occupied in 2019, though with a lower score of 61.13. While noting that the ADI scored countries across two main policy groups of the extent to which internet infrastructure has been deployed, as well as the policy framework in place to encourage future infrastructure expansion; and current broadband adoption rates, as well as the policy framework in place to enable equitable access, A4AI said high ADI’s scores correlate with reduced internet costs on both the industry side and for consumers. Meanwhile, going by the United Nations Broadband Commission’s definition of affordability, cost of internet is still high in Nigeria…
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