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Glo claims biggest Internet subscriber growth in 2020

Glo claims biggest Internet subscriber growth in 2020

Growth & Insight
Telecommunications Company, Globacom, has recorded a major leap in its Internet subscriber base with a 39 per cent growth in 2020.   Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on its website, showed that the telecommunications sector grew by 22 per cent with 28,145,458 new Internet users from 125,728,328 at the end of December 2019 to 153,873,786 in December 2020. The NCC statistics indicated that the telecoms sector was pivotal to the early escape of the country from its recent economic recession with a contribution of 12.45 per cent to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP).Globacom recorded the highest subscriber growth from 28,934,439 data users at the end of 2019 to 40,106,659 at the end of 2020, an addition of 11,172,220 new data subscribers or 39 per cent growth. This is more than ...
Prices of telecoms services fall amid slow penetration

Prices of telecoms services fall amid slow penetration

Business
While prices of telecommunication services continue to decline, but they are to translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates. As contained in the “Measuring Digital Development: ICT Price Trends 2019” report of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the global analysis of prices for mobile-voice, mobile-data and fixed-broadband services suggests that affordability is not the only barrier to Internet uptake. ITU observed that on average, prices for mobile-voice, mobile-data and fixed-broadband services are decreasing steadily around the world and in some countries even dramatically. The reduction, according to the United Nations (UN) arm in charge of global telecommunications, price relative to income is even more dramatic, suggesting that...
Nigeria, others witness slow Internet speed as submarine cable cuts

Nigeria, others witness slow Internet speed as submarine cable cuts

Technology & Innovation
Subscribers, especially data customers may experience service disruptions, slow speeds, among other challenges as a result of damages to a submarine cable system on the Atlantic sea. It was gathered that two submarine fibre-optic lines connecting Africa to the global network suffered some degrees of cuts. This is coming barely two months after data services were disrupted as a result of fibre cut. The West Africa Cable System (WACS), which carries data between the UK and the west coast of Africa is said to have suffered damage on Saturday. This alongside a second break along the South Atlantic Telecommunications (SAT-3) has led to slow Internet for many users. This comes at a time when many citizens are staying/working at home following lockdown directives by various African gove...