Nigeria has more than 125 million subscribers and a market penetration of around 75% in early 2014. The rapid growth has led to problems with network congestion and quality of service, prompting the regulatory authority, NCC, to impose fines and sanctions. Every year the network operators are investing billions of US dollars into additional base stations and fibre optic transmission to support the ever increasing demand for bandwidth. According to some estimates, the number of cell sites in the country – currently around 20,000 – could more than triple in the coming years. (See also Q&A with Vanu Bose, page 9.)Download
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