Nigeria has been ranked number one country in Africa and the eighth in the world in terms of internet usage with about 63 million internet users available in the country, this was disclosed by the second edition of digital facts – Nigeria, West & Central Africa; a publication produced by digitXplus.
The publication showed that since 2011, Nigeria has attained and maintained a steady upward trend in the number of its internet users. It stated that from 35.7 million, the figure increased to 42.8 million; 51.8m; 57.7m and 63.2m internet users in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; respectively. The book further revealed that the Nigerian telecom sector which is one of the largest in Africa, is driven almost completely by mobile telephony.
“Rapid expansion of the wireless networks and competition has driven down voice tariffs and made basic cellular services affordable, especially for the poorer rural consumers,” digitalfacts stated.