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Saturday, October 16, 2010

There are 1.72 million Nigerians on facebook[REPORT]

A total of 1.72 million Nigerians are members of Facebook as at August 31st. According to statistics released by Internet World Stats. This shows that 1.1% of our populatin of 150million
are members of the social network. By this rating, Nigeria is listed among top users of facebook in Africa.

The african continent  on the whole had 17,607,440 facebook users as at August 31st.The report said:

"Nigeria's internet sector has been hindered by the country's underdevelopeed and unreliable fixed-line infrastructure, but this is changing as competition intensifies and new technologies
are able to deliver wireless broadband access. More than 400 ISPs have been licensed as well as a number of data carriers, Intenet exchange and gateway operators. Voice over Internet protocol
is already carrying the bulk of Nigeria's international voice traffic. The current deployment of the country's first Next Generation Networks will drive further convergence of voice, data and Video/TV,
enabling the provison of triple-play services that will ultimately also involve the country's already competitive broadcasting sector."

The report also states that Nigeria has overtaken South Africa to become the continent's largest mobile market with now over 75 million subscribers and market penetration stands
at around 50 percent in early 2010.

What do you think about this development? Your comments are highly appreciated.