Nigeria ranks lowest in Internet affordability – Report

A global study on the quality of digital wellbeing in 85 countries has ranked Nigeria the lowest country in Internet affordability.

According to the Surfshark’s Digital Quality of Life Index 2020, Nigeria comes last at 85th, following Columbia and Honduras, while Israel led as the country with the most affordable Internet globally.

The report also showed that Nigeria was one of the countries where subscribers worked the hardest to buy data.

Where on a global average, individuals worked three hours and 48 minutes a month to pay for the cheapest broadband package; in Nigeria, it takes almost 34 hours.

Nigerians have to work 28 minutes for one gigabyte of mobile Internet compared to the global average of 10 minutes.

The country was also one of the bottom countries with slowest and least stable Internet as it ranked 80th fastest and most stable Internet.

The report showed Nigeria had one of the least developed e-government as it ranked ranked 79th for countries with highest e-security out of 85 countries.

Africa and the Americas were shown to have the least affordable Internet, while people living in Oceania had the most affordable Internet access, followed by Asia and Europe.

The report stated that overall people in 75 per cent of the researched countries had to work more than the global average to afford the Internet, which was a problem since overall wellbeing was strongly influenced by their digital wellbeing.



– Punch

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