Nigeria Ranks 130th In Broadband Penetration

Channels Television  
Updated November 18, 2015

broadband penetrationNigeria ranks 130th in broadband penetration out of the 189 member states of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Union’s 2015 state of broadband report says.

The United Nations (UN) body explained that Nigeria, whose broadband penetration currently revolves around 10 per cent, is still ahead of Mali, Congo and Burkina Faso among others.

Libya was ranked highest in Africa at the 25th position.

The report noted that while broadband internet access was reaching near saturation in some parts of the world, African countries have world’s lowest broadband penetration.

The ITU is suggesting the creation of a multilingual and multicultural internet access, to tackle some of the challenges of web expansion in these countries.

The UN body also noted that cost-effective roll out of networks into remote and rural areas were also key to improving access.