The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that the country’s broadband penetration as at February 2022 stood at 40.91%.
TechEconomy.ng’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.
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.
TechEconomy.ng earlier reported that the country’s Active Telephony Subscriptions Peaked at 198.1 million in February 2022.
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)”.