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Quick updates from Nigeria’s ICT Sector

October 10, 2012  »  NewsNo Comment

The Nigerian newspaper Leadership has published a rundown of quarterly happenings from the country’s information communication technology sector. All in all, the government shows a clear commitment to fostering Nigerian talent. On the docket are plans to encourage local content, local manufacturing, and broadband access.

Highlights:

  • emphasized improving quality of services among MTN, Airtel, Glo, and Etisalat
  • government hopes to implement a local content policy early in 2013
  • discussed encouraging the local production of ICT devices
  • a $15 million fund to encourage software developers was created
  • inaugurated the Presidential Committee on Broadband Development
  • GSM rate cuts hope to increase revenue and attract new customers

Stats:

  • 28% of Nigerians have access to the Internet
  • 20% broadband penetration goal for NCC (current broadband rate is 6%)
  • ICT contributed 5.6% to GDP in 2011
  • 54% of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies do not have an active website