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Nigeria ranks among top 10 mobile phone users globally


The Nigerian Communications Commission has revealed that Nigeria is among the top countries in the world in terms of mobile phone usage and internet penetration.


The NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, Umar Danbatta, disclosed this on Thursday, at the ‘Emerging Technology Forum’ for stakeholders in the telecommunications industry in Abuja.


Danbatta, represented by Abraham Oshadami, the Head of Spectrum Database Management of the Commission, said that Nigeria accounted for 82 per cent of the continent’s telecom subscribers and 29 per cent of the continent’s internet consumption.


He said that Nigeria ranked seventh in the world for mobile phone usage and eleventh for internet penetration, according to the data gathered by the Network Readiness Index (NRI) team. 


The NRI team’s global data shows that digital transformation is a global imperative for maximising the social and economic effects of the digital era.”


“Despite these remarkable metrics, our Network Readiness Index ranking for 2022 of 109th out of 131 countries is both humbling and challenging”. He further stated


He also stated that navigating the era of transformation required innovation, strategic investments and a growth-friendly ecosystem.