NCC Stats: Nigeria Records 40.91% Broadband Penetration as at February 2022

TECHDIGEST – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that the country’s broadband penetration as at February 2022 stood at 40.91%.’s calculations show a 1.15% decline in the broadband penetration when compared to February 2021 when the country reported 42.06%.
Also, NCC’s statistics shows the broadband penetration slowed by 0.7% as against 41.61% recorded in January this year.

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Industry watcher believes the declines could be attributed to many factors including the NIN-SIM card linkage policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria and the rising inflation that has impacted household income.

Nigeria has set a target of 70%+ penetration at the expiration of the current National Broadband Plan (2020-2025); and to “deliver data download speeds across Nigeria, a minimum of 25Mbps in urban areas, and 10Mbps in rural areas, with effective coverage available to at least 90% of the population by 2025 at a price not more than N390 per 1GB of data (2% of median income or 1% of minimum wage)”.

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