The number of third and fourth generation telecom towers deployed in Nigeria has grown by 73.2 per cent, and fibre optics cables have expanded by 16.4 per cent in the last five years, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said.
The executive chairman of the NCC, Umar Danbatta, said on Thursday that while 3G and 4G base transceiver stations deployment in Nigeria has increased from 30,000 to 53,460, while fibre optic transmission cables expanded from 47,000km to 54,725km.
Mr Danbatta said the increase has resulted in improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians, an ironic claim when viewed against constant complaints by Nigerians of the poor service delivery ranging from high cost, lack of access, and slow internet connectivity they get from service providers.
He said this while reeling out the industry growth data at a briefing for the new Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Festus Daudu, on the functions and regulatory activities of the Commission on Tuesday…
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