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COUNTRY RANK
70 /79
SCORE
29 /120
STRENGTHS
Nigeria ranks 75th in GCI 2019.

As an early starter in ICT, the country has fallen behind others in terms of broadband penetration. Most GCI indicators place Nigeria below the global average, except for one impressive high-scoring dimension: customer services. Demand-related indicators rose, including the downloading of apps, smartphone penetration, mobile broadband subscriptions, and cloud migration. This is despite a drop in the affordability of mobile broadband contracts. The growth of the Internet/uptake of mobile technologies amongst Nigerians present huge opportunities for businesses that take advantage of new technologies such as social media and e-commerce.

The nation needs to focus on its infrastructure establishment. Reliable and affordable broadband for businesses and homes are critical for future stages of ICT use. A larger group of Internet users and more online services could stimulate economic growth in this area. Nigeria is one of the largest mobile markets in Africa and the use of mobile devices provides an opportunity for companies to gain more analysis and insights about their customers. They can use this data to determine how companies can improve the customer experience to boost loyalty and continued patronage. This means opportunities for data sharing and data analytics once hardware and software allow.
OPPORTUNITIES
Nigeria is on the cusp of great progress in ICT. Startup hubs are sprouting up across the nation with huge investments being made in new capacity. More Nigerians now have access to telecommunications services and the government is exploring and exploiting the economic potential of the ICT sector. The digital economy is built upon the foundation of strong legal and policy frameworks that promote innovation and Internet usage. The Digital Rights and Freedom Bill has been passed by both houses of Nigeria’s Congress, and provides a comprehensive legislative framework that describes and clarifies online obligations and responsibilities. This law will boost Nigeria’s burgeoning Internet economy by improving governance and safeguarding Internet users’ rights. This will present Nigeria with the opportunity to build an effective digital economy. The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)’s IT Hub is a platform where technology, business, innovation, and entrepreneurship are supported by skilled local workers, local learners, and international IT professionals. IT hubs are used as a tool to promote the development of both upstream and downstream IT sectors for more even economic development.
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Country Ranks
2019
/79



Country Scores
2019
/120



The Four Technology Enablers
Up from last year
Down from last year
NG 2019
   ---  Average 2019
BROADBAND
45
0 30 120
CLOUD
45
0 30 120
AI
45
0 30 120
IOT
45
0 30 120
The Four Pillars
Up from last year
Down from last year
NG 2019
   ---  Average 2019
SUPPLY
45
0 30 120
DEMAND
45
0 30 120
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 120
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 120
The 40 Indicators
NG 2019
   ---  Average 2019
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
ICT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Laws
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
International
Internet
Bandwidth
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fiber
Optic

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
4G
Connections

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Security
Software
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
App
Downloads

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
E-Commerce Transactions

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Smartphone
Penetration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Computer
Households

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI-enabled
Robotics


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Secured
Internet
Servers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
E-Government
Services

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Customer Service
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Internet
Participation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband
Download
Speed
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Affordabillity
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Affordability
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Analytics

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cybersecurity
Awareness


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Creation


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Expenditure

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Patents

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IT
Workforce

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Software
Developers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT Influencing
New Business
Models
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
AI
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband Potential


1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
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