The Nigerian Communications Fee has recorded an increased in records usage despite boasting a no longer as much as 50 per cent broadband penetration in four years.
Primarily based mostly on NCC, Nigeria’s Info superhighway records usage increased from 68,154.12 terabytes in 2018 to 350,165.39 terabytes and a broadband penetration increased from 19.97 per cent (38.12 million) in January 2018 to 40.88 per cent (78.04 million) in 2021.
There became as soon as additionally rise in GSM Info superhighway subscribers from 100.23 million in January 2018 to 141.62 million.
When records usage increased from 68,154.12TB in December 2018 to 125,149.86TB as of December 2019, the NCC had acknowledged, “The magnify in records usage is without lengthen linked to the increased Broadband penetration within the country throughout the year.
‘The cost supplied the essential regulator enhance for Operators to place into effect the varied initiatives throughout the year that increased records usage within the country.”
In 2020, when records consumption increased from 123,648TB in December 2019 to 205,880.4TB as of December 2020, the cost added, “The magnify in records usage is without lengthen linked to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted current actions and most capabilities had to be held almost together with colleges, company conferences and tons others.”
Rising smartphone and 4G protection were linked to the present boost within the nation’s records usage. Data consumption grew from 205,880.4TB in December 2020 to 350,165.39TB in December 2021.