Infrastructure investments ‘boosting Nigerian mobile market’

Competitive landscape of Nigeria’s telecom sector has forced operators to roll out new infrastructureThe competitive landscape of Nigeria’s telecom sector has forced operators to roll out new infrastructure to improve coverage and quality, according to a new research

These improvements have resulted in a surge of subscription growth and usage, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. ‘Nigeria: New Ministry, Infrastructure Investments and ICT Policies Boost Market’ offers a precise profile of the country's telecommunications, media and technology sectors based on proprietary data from Pyramid's research in the market. It provides a detailed competitive analysis of both the fixed and mobile sectors, tracks the market shares of technologies and services and monitors the introduction and spread of new technologies.

“Mobile services will benefit handsomely from these investments, with the sector as a whole expanding at a rate of 5.9 per cent in dollar terms between 2011 and 2016,” said Ronda Zelezny-Green, Associate Research Analyst at Pyramid Research.

According to the report, Nigerians located in remote areas will begin to gain notice because almost every operator has made overtures that indicate they plan to expand into underserved areas in order to make headway toward achieving higher levels of growth. The lack of a strong fixed-line network has boosted uptake of mobile connectivity services.

“Pyramid Research projects that this will be a contributing factor to the growth of 3G service, which is expected to expand at a robust CAGR of 18.9 per cent between 2011 and 2016,” said Zelezny-Green.

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