Nigeria Ranks 13th on Broadband Adoption Index

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Affordability Drivers Index (ADI) rankings of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has ranked Nigeria 13 out of 58 countries surveyed in terms of adoption and use of Internet access by its citizens.

Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission at the ITU Telecoms World 2017 in Busan, South Korea, disclosed that broadband penetration in the country currently stands at 22 per cent.

Meanwhile, in a document made available to The Guardian, A4AI explained that each country is awarded score (out of 100) across a range of variables within each grouping, and is then ranked against the other countries in the ADI. Higher scores indicate the existence of a combination of factors, which contribute to lower the cost structure for broadband provision and eventually lower prices.

The ADI scores countries across two main policy groups, which are infrastructure, the extent to which ICT infrastructure has been deployed as well as the policy framework in place to encourage future infrastructure expansion and access, that is current broadband adoption rates as well as the policy framework in place to enable equitable access.