Saturday, 18 March 2017

Has economic recession affected data consumption in Nigeria?

Ncc - naijaict

As badly as recession is hitting Nigerians, it has not affected the consumption of data.

Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC said at the commision headquarters in Abuja that Nigerians had spent 3.66 Trillion Naira on telecommunication services in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Prof. Umar Dambatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, said; Nigerian spent  $5.6 billion in 2015 and $6.6 billion in 2016 which is making $12.2 billion ( 3.6trillion naira) on calls and data at an average rate of 300Naira.
So that analysis shows that the N3.66 trillion spent by Nigerians Telecom subscribers are more than half of the 2017 annual budget of 7.298 trillion naira.

He said; Nigerians Telecom subscribers or consumers spent a whooping $5.6 billion in 2015 and in 2016, it was topped with $1 billion which is making $6.6 billion.

NCC said that just as their patronage is important, the consumer will be our focus as they will keep bringing out new initiatives to achieve high quality of service by the service providers.

So to summarize it all, 2017 has the most Telecom subscribers that consumes alot of data and calls in Nigeria.

What do you think of this?