Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said that Nigeria’s Broadband penetration has reached 20.95 percent.

Speaking in Abuja on Friday while presenting the first progress report on the eight point Agenda he had unveiled to the media in 2015, Danbatta stated that broadband was a flagship of the eight point agenda he unveiled in Kano and Lagos.

“The active mobile broadband penetration released by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development shows that Nigeria has reached a penetration of 20.95 percent.

“On the percentage of internet penetration, the country has reached a milestone of 47.44 per cent, second to South Africa in the continent,’’ he said.

The NCC boss disclosed that the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development was set up by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and UNESCO in 2010.

The provision of the National Broadband Plan, he said had set target of 30 percent penetration from 2013 to 2018 and also accentuated emphasis on broadband penetration.

According to him, the commission recognises its prime responsibility in the actualisation of the national broadband plan, stressing that the commission was set up with the aim of boosting the importance of broadband on the international policy agenda and expanding its access in every country.

Danbatta said the commission was also set up as a key strategy in accelerating progress towards national and international development targets.


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