Nigeria ICT

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Even amid the macroeconomic uncertainty of 2015 and the first half of 2016, the performance of Nigeria’s telecoms sector was marked by steady subscriber growth, a renewed regulatory mandate and continued infrastructure development. By July 2016 the country was home to 150.3m active telecoms subscribers, according to the Nigerian Communications...


What are the key components of the ministry’s four-year roadmap for the development of ICT?

The most populous country and arguably the largest economy on the continent, Nigeria is widely regarded as an African powerhouse.

A new mobile operator, ntel, commenced 4G LTE services in Lagos and Abuja in early April, increasing competition in the 170m-person telecoms market.

Online activity is on the rise in Nigeria, with internet subscriber numbers growing and digital transactions increasing, though uptake risks being slowed by gaps in infrastructure.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) held Nigeria’s first National Outsourcing Conference in August 2011. The event marked a major push by Nigeria to carve out space in the business processing outsourcing (BPO) sector. The rationale behind this is clear. BPO firms are major employers in markets like India and the Philippines – a key...

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