NIGCOMSAT targets 84.5% internet access by 2023

Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), says it is targeting 84.5 per cent population of internet access by 2023 to expand its frontier.

Samson Osagie, the Executive Director, Business Development of NIGCOMSAT, said this during NIGCOMSAT limited resellers’ forum in Abuja.

According to him, Nigeria has 92.3 million internet users; this figure would grow to 187.8 million by 2023.

“Internet penetration amount to 47.1 per cent of the population in 2018 and it is set to reach 84.5 per cent 2023.

“That means we have about 52.3 per cent untapped users. At the moment we are currently working with one of our channel partners to penetrate other African countries under our coverage.

We encourage more of these joint marketing efforts to enable us to gain more of the African market share as it pertains to connectivity,” he said.

Osagie said that NIGCOMSAT was also planning to collaborate with partners to improve the face of the health sector, build civil service capacity as well as our ‘Direct-To-Home’ broadcast services.

“NIGCOMSAT Ltd has taken a leap from where it used to be and has made tremendous progress over the last year.

“We have recently acquired the latest hub technology from NEWTEC, the DIALOGUE hub to ensure improved service reliability, all in a bid to serve customers better.

“The success of NIGCOMSAT is largely as a result of the contributions of channel partner, which is why we continue the training and retraining of installers to ensure accurate service delivery to the end user,” Osagie said.

The Regional Sales Director, NEWTEC, Mr Adolph Kpesese said NIGCOMSAT had many satellites in space and footprints that cut across some part of Africa, saying that Nigeria was set to serve the entire Africa.

“It’s just a matter of integrating that international traffic into the satellite and then you can reach any part of Africa, Mali, Ghana,Tunisia from the North to the south.

“Nigeria is more than ready,” he said.