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Nigeria - Fixed Broadband Market, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses


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Nigeria - Fixed Broadband Market, Digital Economy and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Nigeria's broadband sector has seen considerable consolidation among players, from over 400 ISPs in 2012 to around 90 by mid-2016. Most internet connections are via mobile networks, principally GSM and 3G and more recently LTE, though there are a number of WiMAX operators which have found niche markets. The arrival of additional international submarine fibre-optic cables since 2009 (Glo-1, Main-One, WACS and ACE) broke the monopoly held by Nitel via its SAT-3/WASC cable, and continues to revolutionise the market. The cost of international bandwidth has been reduced by up to 90%, while improved domestic fibre cabling has also helped reduce the cost of broadband services for consumers.

Supported by the expansion of national fibre backbone networks, platforms such as e-commerce, online banking and e-payments, e-health, e-learning and e-government are evolving rapidly. The government has continued with its plan to increase broadband penetration to 36% by 2018 and to enable over 80% of the population to be able to receive mobile broadband via 3G and LTE technologies.

Key developments:

Regulator starts licensing process to award spectrum in the 38GHz and 48GHz bands and to re-plan use of the 23GHz band for broadband services; two InfraCos named to provide wholesale fibre-based internet access to ISPs; consolidation in the ISP sector; more bandwidth available from new international submarine fibre optic cables; rapidly evolving digital media and digital economy; government devising strategy to increase broadband penetration to 36% by 2018; update includes regulator's market data to June 2016, operator data to Q2 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Nitel, Cyberspace, Hyperia, Linkserve, 21st Century Technologies, Pinet Informatics, Odu'a Telecom, Swift Networks, Startech Connection, Netcom Africa, MWEB Nigeria, Gateway Communications, Accelon (Internet Solutions), Galaxy Information Technology and Telecommunication, Polestar, Naija Wi-Fi, Suburban Telecom, Zinox, Direct-on-PC, IP Direct, Starcomms, Layer3, Communication Trends Nigeria, Entertainment Highway (HiTV).


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
2.3 National Broadband Plan
2.4 Broadband statistics
3. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
3.1 Nitel
3.2 Cyberspace
3.3 Hyperia
3.4 Linkserve
3.5 21st Century Technologies
3.6 Pinet Informatics
4. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5. Other fixed broadband services
5.1 Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)
5.2 Fixed wireless
5.2.1 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
5.2.2 Wi-Fi
5.2.3 WiMAX
5.2.4 Internet via satellite
6. Digital Economy
6.1 E-commerce, e-payments
6.2 E-government
6.3 E-health
6.4 E-learning
7. Digital media
7.1 Cable TV
7.2 Videostreaming
7.3 Digital TV
7.4 Facebook
7.5 Communications: VoIP
8. Related reports
Table 1 Internet users and penetration rate in Nigeria 2000 - 2017
Table 2 Fixed-line broadband subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 3 Fixed-line broadband subscribers by operator 2014 - 2016
Table 4 Active fixed-wireless broadband lines 2007 - 2015
Chart 1 - Internet users and penetration rate in Nigeria 2000 - 2017

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