The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that active internet users in Nigeria are now over 152.2 million, just as active mobile users in the country cross over 210 million.
The Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC) of the commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, disclosed this over the weekend during the NCC Day at the 43rd Kano International Trade Fair organised by the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA).
Danbatta, who was represented by the Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs, of the commission, Banji Ojo, also said preparations had gone far for the commercial launch of the fifth generation (5G) network in Nigeria.
He said, “In Nigeria today, the number of active mobile subscription reached about 210 million as at August, 2022, with a teledensity of 109.99 per cent.
“Also, internet subscribers have exceeded 152.2 million, with broadband penetration standing at 44.65 per cent. In this new environment, the competitiveness of Nigeria’s SMEs, for instance, depends on the ability to leverage new technologies by acquiring the necessary digital skills to do business on an international scale.
“As you may be aware, the NCC is driving initiatives for full commercial launch of the fifth generation (5G) network in Nigeria. Already, spectrum licenses for the companies that will roll out services have been issued.”
He also said one of the licences had already kicked off commercial launch in Lagos.
During the day’s celebration, the commission shared 10 android phones in a raffle draw and 20 recharge cards to the fastest fingers.
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