Africa: 18 African Nations Ahead of Nigeria in ICT Development

Although Nigeria has emerged as the largest economy in Africa and the 26th biggest in the world going by the recent rebasing of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), coupled with its enormous oil resources, 18 countries in the continent however, ranked higher than it in terms of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) growth.

While Nigeria has been adjudged as the largest ICT market in Africa, with growth in number of mobile phone subscriptions to the tune of about 184 million connected lines out of which about 135 million are active and about 95 per cent teledensity, the country is far below countries including Mauritius, Egypt, South Africa, Cape Verde, Tunisia, Seychelles, Morocco, Sudan among others in terms of ICT development going by findings from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) ICT Development Index (IDI) report. Read more

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