Nigeria surpassed South Africa in the Middle Eastern/African region as the largest mobile connection market.
"The country has further stretched its lead in the latest period, passing the 50m milestone and ending the quarter with 51.7m mobile connections. Nigeria at the end of August hit the 55 million subscriber mark..."
"This makes [Nigeria] the 18th largest market in the world. South Africa which is now nearly 100% penetrated has less than one third of Nigeria's population (44m v 138m) and is likely to drop to third place soon."It is good to see that Nigerians continue to take advantage of cellular phones. I hope that cellular providers will now begin to offer a wider range of 3G services to their customers, such as broader, cheaper internet surfing capacity. It is much easier to use and access cell phones than computers, and considering the fact that the underwater internet cable is finally coming to the West African coast in a few months, Nigerians and other West Africans will finally have access to higher internet speed and online capacity which can in turn be extremely positive for the country.
Maybe then, local Nigerian news outlets will be able to crosscheck their references and won't get shut down by the Yar'Adua administration for broadcasting incorrect information.
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