Nigeria, others to reach UN affordable broadband target
Nigeria, Botswana and Seychelles are likely to reach the United Nations Broadband Commission’s target of affordable broadband services of less than 2% of Gross National Income (GNI) per capita by 2023.
The 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory takes a dark turn
New data seen by the Wired UK has revealed that dozens of mobile phone masts are still being attacked by arsonists on a daily basis because of a conspiracy theory
As 70% broadband penetration target journey begins
President Muhammadu Buhari, last Thursday, commissioned the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)’s Communications & Digital Economy Complex (CDEC)
Funding, policies to shape FG’s new broadband focus
To avoid some of the pitfalls that stunted the full realisation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP 2013-2018), the Federal Government would need to make funds available, and ensure policies targeted at growing the local...
Fixed broadband connections grow as urban/rural divide widens
A new “State of the Industry 2020” report from ‘US Telecom - The Broadband Association, forecasts that by year-end, 84 per cent of American households will be subscribers to fixed broadband connections.
New broadband plan ready March as unserved areas get FG’s attention
The Federal Government has said that the 2020-2025 Broadband Plan is expected to be ready within the first quarter of 2020. According to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami
How Nigeria can deepen internet access, by stakeholders
Stakeholders in the telecommunications sector have listed ways that can bridge Internet access gaps in Nigeria, and how the service can be more affordable. The Guardian checks showed that between 2000 and 2019, Internet penetration grew to 61.6 per cent in Nigeria, a country estimated to house about 200 million people. The Nigerian Communications Commission…
Nigeria, others need $100b to provide universal broadband by 2030
For Nigeria and other African countries to achieve universal, affordable and good quality Internet access by 2030, the region will require an investment of over $100 billion.