Nigeria ICT

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Private sector consumption is widely considered the single largest growth driver in the development of ICT in sub-Saharan Africa. ICT uptake among multinationals and recently established local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) alike has proceeded at a much faster rate than among federal, state and local government entities in recent years. “...

The creation of a sustainable, local ICT industry is a primary long-term objective of the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology (FMCT), which is working to boost Nigerian participation. Local private involvement is also on the rise, as firms work to tap into the rapid expansion of mobile data subscribers. Both the FMCT and the private sector...

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More than a decade after Nigeria’s telecoms sector was liberalised in the early 2000s, the provision of high-quality, uninterrupted services remains a major challenge for local operators. Dropped calls and other interruptions have become so common in recent years that many mobile subscribers have taken to carrying more than one SIM card and either a...

Chapter | IT & Telecoms from The Report: Nigeria 2013

Over the past decade Nigeria’s ICT industry has grown to become one of the largest and most dynamic in Africa, with total mobile internet subscribers topping 30.9m at the end of the second quarter of 2012, accounting for the majority of the country’s 48.4m internet users. While the government has taken a prominent position on driving basic penetration, private operators have been influential in...

As the single most populous nation in Africa, Nigeria recently overtook South Africa as the largest economy on the continent. Natural resources, oil and gas in particular, comprise the country’s single largest revenue-earner but the 170m person economy also has seen significant activity in recent years into the industrial, financial, telecoms and – as of 2013 – power sectors.

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