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In 2023, Nigeria had approximately 161.7 million internet users, representing an internet penetration rate of 73.1% of the total population.

In Nigeria, the median mobile internet connection speed via cellular networks was 19.84 Mbps, experiencing a growth of 2.47 Mbps (14.2%) over the twelve months leading up to the start of 2023, according to Ookla's data. Meanwhile, the median fixed internet connection speed in Nigeria was 11.84 Mbps, which saw an increase of 1.78 Mbps (17.7%) during the same period.

Nigeria's densely populated urban centers, such as Lagos, Kano, and Ibadan, are expected to contribute to the surge in online users. As these cities continue to develop, their residents will demand better digital infrastructure and connectivity

These statistics indicate improvements in both mobile and fixed internet speeds in Nigeria. The increase in internet speeds can contribute to enhancing digital experiences for users and supporting the development of online services and applications. However, there is still potential for further enhancement to bridge the digital divide and ensure more equitable access to reliable and high-speed internet across the country.

Online population. Total number of individuals or users who have access to the internet and regularly use it for various purposes, such as communication, information gathering, entertainment, shopping, and more (at least once in a month)
Additional Notes
Release Date: April 2024
Region: Nigeria
Time Period: 2009 to 2028
Author: Datum Research Team
Source: Datum Global Online Population Forecast 2023-28
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