Alliance for Affordable Internet says only 12.1 percent of Nigerian population enjoys Internet country.  

Written by on June 1, 2022

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) says only 12.1 per cent of the Nigerian population currently enjoys Internet services, in other words meaningful connectivity in the country.

A4AI, which explained that 81 per cent meaningful connectivity gap exists in Nigeria, claimed that only 6.6 per cent of the rural population and 16.4 per cent of the urban have good Internet service.

This is coming as broadband penetration in Nigeria hits 42.3 per cent, while users increased to 80.7 million in March with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealing that Internet users through the narrow band also rose to 145.8 million within the same period.

In its in-depth research, A4AI explained that meaningful connectivity is a policy framework and Internet access metric to understand the quality of Internet access someone has.

To define and measure meaningful connectivity, A4AI used four different indicators that relate to the quality and functionality of an Internet connection, which are; a Fourth-Generation (4G) connection; ownership of a smartphone; an unlimited broadband connection at home, work or place of study; and daily use.

Kevin Madu

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