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Broadband internet access in Nigeria

Broadband internet access in Nigeria
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A growing number of Nigerians are finally gaining access to online services.

The internet has become an increasingly important part of life in Nigeria in recent years. It is estimated that there are now over 148 million internet users in the country, which is about two thirds of the Nigeria’s population, with over 80 million on high-speed broadband. The internet has been credited with helping to improve access to education, information and communication, and has also been beneficial for businesses and the economy.

There are a number of factors that have contributed to the growth of the internet in Nigeria. One is the increasing availability of affordable mobile devices and data plans. Another is the government’s commitment to expanding access to the internet, particularly in rural areas. And finally, there has been a proliferation of internet cafes and other public spaces where people can access the internet.

Internet created opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs.

In order to achieve this, they have been investing in infrastructure and working with private companies to provide affordable internet access. The internet has had a positive impact on the Nigerian economy, with businesses able to reach new markets and consumers able to access a wider range of goods and services. It has also created new opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

The internet has had both positive and negative impacts in Nigeria. On the positive side, the internet has helped to connect people and promote communication and collaboration. It has also made it possible for people to access information and resources that they would not have otherwise had access to. It has also created new opportunities for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Negative effects are fraud, identity theft and misinformation.

On the negative side, the internet has also made it possible for people to access information and resources that they would not have otherwise had access to. This has led to some negative consequences, such as cybercrime including fraud and identity theft, and the spread of misinformation.

MTN Nigeria, the largest telecommunications company in the country, maintained its 61 million subscriber lead over its nearest competitors, Airtel and Globacom (Glo), which had 80 million subscribers between them. The company’s large subscriber base can be attributed to its expansive network coverage, which reaches even the most remote areas of the country, as well as its competitive pricing. In addition, MTN Nigeria’s customer service is widely considered to be superior to that of its rivals, which has helped it to retain its position as the market leader.

Suspension of service is the reason for the decrease in internet subscriptions.

The Nigerian government’s suspension of SIM registration and activation between December 2020 and April 2021 resulted in a decrease of 13 million internet subscriptions. This is a significant drop in internet usage, which can be attributed to the fact that many people were unable to register or activate their SIM cards during this time period. This suspension of service caused a great inconvenience for many people, and it is likely that the decrease in internet subscriptions is due to this.


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Ask Nigeria
28 days ago

Broadband internet access in NigeriaA growing number of Nigerians are finally gaining access to online services.Express your point of view.

Yomii
Member
27 days ago

There is no question that there are many benefits to using the internet for the betterment of citizens and the nation as a whole. On the other hand, it appears to have many negative aspects. We can only hope that the service providers of networks will be able to devise an efficient strategy to counteract these adverse effects.

Ultra0711
Member
27 days ago

The disadvantages Internet is giving is increasing day by day as well as the advantages too. Many people have turn Internet to weapon using it for illegal activities like cybercrime, fraud and mostly yahoo which is very common among the youth government needs to put on more action to curb on all this

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
27 days ago

For sure, Internet has it advantage, we need to check through its disadvantages and how it would benefit every citizen of the country both the poor and the rich

theApr
Member
27 days ago

It’s of no doubt that the internet has numerous advantages. For individuals, and also the country at large. However it’s demerits seem to be on the high side. Hopefully network providers get to develop an effective structure to combat these negativity.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
27 days ago

Because of the internet, the globe has become a global community, facilitating the growth of businesses and making communication more straightforward across the board.
The rise of criminal activity online is directly correlated to the expansion of online activities. We need to exercise extreme caution whenever we use it in any of our tasks.

Abusi
Member
27 days ago

Access to the internet through the expansion of the broadband telecommunications has helped to make our work easier and faster. It has also enhanced entrepreneurship amongst the youth. Although internet has also played a role in fraudulent activities online.

Tolaniiii
Member
27 days ago

I hope stuff like this will be cheap and easily accessible to everyone because fast internet would improve a lot of things in our lives.

Taiwoo
Member
27 days ago

There is no question that without the Internet, a great deal of news might never have gotten disseminated and information wouldn’t even be able to travel at the speed it does now. The majority of people in today’s world find new possibilities and jobs on the internet. The benefits that the internet has offered and will continue to provide are incomprehensible.

Tonerol10
Member
27 days ago

Internet has contributed alot like: Business wise, increase of knowledge, creativities, informations etc

Dimeji0711
Member
28 days ago

Yes if not for Internet a lot of news would have been missed and information’s would not have been able to circulate around on time. Nowadays most people got new opportunities and job on the internet the merit internet have provided and will be providing can not be fathom

Remi1
Member
28 days ago

Our government’s restriction of SIM registration and activation during that period caused a decline in internet usage due to people’s being unable to register or activate SIM cards. This service stoppage caused many inconveniences, which is likely why internet subscriptions are down.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
28 days ago

The internet is becoming more critical in Nigeria. Nigeria has a lot of internet users, or two-thirds of the population, on high-speed broadband. The internet has improved education, information, communication, business and the economy.

Kazeem1
Member
28 days ago

The expansion of the internet in Nigeria can be attributed to a variety of different factors during the course of its history. One of these is the growing availability of mobile devices and data plans that are within reasonable price ranges.

Hassan Isa
Member
28 days ago

On the other hand, the internet has also given people access to data that they would not have had access to in any different context, which is a significant drawback. This has resulted in several unfavourable outcomes, including the proliferation of false information and various forms of cybercrime, such as fraud and identity theft.

Okunloye123
Member
28 days ago

In today’s world, the internet cannot be excluded.

Starting from the pandemic time, report shows that most company operates remotely (employee work from home) and many operations are done on the internet.

However, its reserve effect can’t be undermined especially among the youth. Whereas there is a lot of legal stuff that can be done online.

Chibuzor
Member
28 days ago

Because of the internet, the globe has become a global community, facilitating the growth of businesses and making communication more straightforward across the board.
The rise of criminal activity online is directly correlated to the expansion of online activities. We need to exercise extreme caution whenever we use it in any of our tasks.

Bola12
Member
28 days ago

Although having access to the internet isn’t necessarily one of the most convenient aspects of living in Nigeria, how reliable is the connection? In conjunction with the exorbitant prices, it is not a good combination. The provision of internet access is a lucrative activity that the government ought to promote more actively since it has the potential to generate additional money. My opinion is that the government should pass laws to address these irregularities as soon as possible.

Adesanyaj72
Member
28 days ago

Internet access is beneficial in many parts of the world since it makes it possible to start and grow businesses and to connect with one another in order to carry out everyday tasks; nevertheless, just as there are positives, there are also drawbacks, such as the rise of online crime.

jdpumping
Member
28 days ago

Access to internet hasn’t been one of the major things we enjoy in Nigeria but how well is there connection.Its not good coupled with exhorbitant charges..The internet facility is a lucrative thing that the government needs to encourage more and can create more wealth through it.I think the government needs to put laws in place to correct this abnormalities.

Haykaylyon26
Member
28 days ago

Internet is a useful thing in all over tje world it enable to do and expand business and able to communicate with each other for daily activities but everything that as advantage as disadvantages also like cyber crime

Haykaylyon26
Member
28 days ago

Internet is a useful thing in all over tje world it enable to do and expand business and able to communicate with each other for daily activities but everything that as advantage as disadvantages also like cyber crime

DimOla
Member
28 days ago

Truly internet has turned the world to a global community thereby aiding the expansion of businesses and easing communication all of the world.
As the internet activities is increasing so also cybercrime. We just need to be very when using it our activities.

Tjbae
Member
28 days ago

Good to now

SarahDiv
Member
28 days ago

Every day we experience expansion in internet activities. Internet has made it possible for you to do your business remotely. Internet has converted the world to a global village. It has made it possible to reach any part of the world within a few seconds.
Broad band access in Nigeria will further expand businesses and improve access to potential client.

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