The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that the number of Nigerians connected to broadband, that is, high-speed internet increased to 83.3 million in May 2022.
Data released by the Commission shows that telecommunications operators in the country added a total of 1.6 million new broadband subscriptions in the month.
As of April, broadband subscriptions in the country stood at 81.6 million. The increase recorded in May brought the country’s broadband penetration to 43.67%.
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This shows that the country’s efforts through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP 2020-2025) are yielding results. In the plan, the government had set a target of 70% broadband penetration to be achieved by 2025.
The telcos are driving broadband penetration through the expansion of their 4G service across the country.