The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, yesterday said Nigeria has achieved 33 percent broadband penetration as at February this year, exceeding the 30 percent target.

Danbatta stated this when the Executive Management of Bharti Airtel Group, led by Rughunath Mandava, CEO of Bharti Airtel Limited paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Head Office in Abuja.

“Nigeria already achieved 33% broadband penetration as at February 2019,” he said, recalling the efforts made by Nigeria to achieve and exceed the 2018 target of 30% broadband penetration.

The former University lecturer stated that these feats were possible because of the efforts of stakeholders, including Airtel Group and other network providers that invested in massive expansion programmes across Nigeria.

He added that a new target is yet to be set, but NCC and the Federal Ministry of Communications are working on a much higher broadband penetration target that will be met in the next couple of years.


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