Recent data from Nigeria’s communications regulator shows that the number of internet subscribers, broadband penetration, and subscriptions all grew in the month of June, compared to the same period last year.
Total number of broadband subscriptions grew 23.9 percent year-on-year and by 2.8 percent from the previous month to 78.8 million subscriptions while broadband penetration rose to 41.3 percent, from 33.31 percent in June 2019 and 40.1 percent in May.
The number of internet subscribers maintained an upward trend as well, up 1.8 percent month-on-month and 17.2 percent from last year June to 143.7 million subscribers, according to industry statistics collated by the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Subscription figures had fallen in the previous months as jobs and household income took a hit at the height of lockdown measures meant to curb the coronavirus pandemic from March through May. This was despite the increase in demand for mobile and data services needed for virtual meetings, remote working, video conferences, e-commerce, and online religious activities in line with social distancing rules.
The reported rebound, in spite of the adverse impact of the global pandemic on various sectors in the economy, could be due to the gradual reopening of the economy and reflects the resilience of Click here to read entire article
Source:: Ventures Africa