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Poor economy may hinder 30% broadband target



Nigeria’s hope of attaining 30 per cent broadband penetration by the end of this year is under threat.

Based on the timeline of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2013-2018, 3G connectivity is supposed to have spread to not less than 80 per cent of the population by the end of 2018.

Also, virtually all the tertiary institutions, hospitals, government parastatals should have been wired.

Investigations by The Guardian showed that there have not been any major investments in the telecoms sector since the beginning of the year, owing to economic uncertainty.

The Guardian, July 18, 2018


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