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Nigeria to increase mobile broadband subscriptions to 50% by 2020

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A Nigerian official has said the nation is committed to increasing the current coverage of the active mobile broadband subscription per 100 persons from 20.95 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020.

Bolaji Akinremi, Minister Plenipotentiary, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN, stated this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Information and Communications Technologies for Development’ at the UN General Assembly’s debate in New York.

Active mobile broadband subscription is the number of subscriptions to mobile cellular networks with access to data communications – like the Internet – at broadband downstream speeds of 256 kilobits per second.
Nigeria’s mobile broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants increased from 1.0 inhabitant in 2012 to 11.7 inhabitants in 2016.

Mr. Akinremi said Nigeria recognised the direct impact of Information and Communications Technologies, ICT on the well-being of Nigerians.

“The Government of Nigeria recognises the reality that Information and Communications Technologies has a direct impact on the nation’s ability to improve the economic well-being of its people.

“The Government of Nigeria is committed to facilitating universal availability and cost-effective access to communications infrastructure and promoting utilisation of ICT in all spheres of life.

“Nigeria is committed to achieving cutting-edge global ICT standards, encourage rapid ICT penetration among all socio-economic levels.

“The Government of Nigeria is also committed to increasing the current coverage of the active mobile broadband subscription per 100 from 20.95 per cent to 50 per cent by 2020.

Source: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/business/...-2020.html