Nigeria is a tidbit for the terminator, because there is a lot of prerequisites to successfully start a business in this country. There is a developed mobile communications sector, cheap local calls and a large amount of traffic due to the population of more than 209 million people. But an important component of the GSM termination business is stable Internet. Let's find out if a good Internet connection is available in Nigeria.
Currently, Nigeria has about 100 Internet providers that provide broadband services. There are many connections to LTE networks in the country, but it is possible to connect to the Internet using other technologies, including WiMax and fiber. Thanks to international submarine fiber optic cables laid in 2009, tariffs for services have dropped significantly, and bandwidth has increased. At the same time, national fiber networks are constantly expanding.
As of 2019, Internet penetration in Nigeria has reached 50% (98.3 million connections). An average Internet Bandwidth in the country is 3.8 Mbps. This is a normal indicator from the point of view of termination, because for the smooth operation of the equipment, a speed of 2-5 Mbps is enough. This being said, it is possible to connect high-speed fiber-optic Internet in Nigeria, the connection speed can be up to 100 Mbps (this is more true for cities). To locate the gateways, it is better to choose a large settlement.
The main Internet providers in the country are MTN and Glo. These companies also provide cellular services to the population.