NCC: Nigeria to Hit 70% Broadband Penetration by 2024


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By Oghenevwede Ohwovoriole in Abuja

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has disclosed that the next national Broadband plan will see the country achieving 70% broadband penetration within the next five years (2024).

He made this disclosure Wednesday at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja.

Prof. Danbatta while addressing the management team of Airtel Africa said that, “We are steadily seeing increase in broadband penetration. As at February, there is a new target of 70% in the next five years….So far, no official announcement has been made on that by the minister.

“I am sure government will come up with official announcement on the new national Broadband plan, Phase 2. In the area of data usage, there is also steady increase in data usage. We are again seeing that from 4G network services.

“It is important to talk about other statistics. As…

Source: Thisday Newspaper