Nigeria’s teledensity increased by 2.27 per cent in 2016


Nigeria recorded a marginal increase in its teledensity in 2016, ending the year with 110 per cent growth in the spread of telephony services, including voice, data, and multimedia services, and a host of others to its over 170 million populace.

Telephone density or teledensity is the number of telephone connections for every hundred individuals living within an area. It varies widely across the nations and also between urban and rural areas within a country.

The implication of the figure is that operators still need to do more to roll out services, as some part of the country are yet to have access to telephony services in the country.

Though, the country could have done better, but statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), showed that there were fluctuations in the growth rate. Besides, market observers blamed the slow growth on the poor economic situation in the country.

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