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Nigeria’s broadband speed growth is one of the fastest on the planet and it is ranked 16th worldwide in the 2021 Digital Quality of Life (DQL) research . Nigeria’s internet quality is similar to the global average, the DQL notes.

But the good news ends there.

Nigeria lacks internet affordability

The research has an overall critical verdict on Africa’s largest economy of over 200 million people.

According to the DQL, Nigeria lacks internet affordability – it is 90% worse than the global average, and people in Nigeria have to work the most time in the world to afford the cheapest broadband internet (more than 35 hours).

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Nigeria has one of the worst electronic governments worldwide – the country ranks 95th in this pillar.

The country has one of the slowest broadband connection speeds globally (13.45 Mbps), ranking 105th, and slightly faster mobile internet (17.91 Mbps), ranking 96th. However, the country’s broadband speed growth is one of the fastest on the planet, ranking 16th.

Nigeria’s e-security better than global average

But there is another good news.  Nigeria’s e-security is slightly better than the global average – it ranks 46th in the world, surpassing Kenya, Argentina, and South Africa.

But compared to Kenya, Nigeria ranks lower in internet affordability, e-infrastructure, and e-government.Compared to Kenya, Nigeria ranks lower in internet affordability, e-infrastructure, and e-government.

Nigeria ranks 82nd in 2021 DQL

Overall, in the 2021 Digital Quality of Life assessment, Nigeria ranks 82nd in the world. Compared to last year, the country dropped by 1 in the DQL ranking but is still the best in Western Africa.

The DQL survey covers 90% of the global population and indexes 110 countries by looking at five fundamental pillars of digital life – internet affordability and quality, e-infrastructure, e-security, and e-government.

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