A release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020 has shown that Nigeria’s Internet Protocol traffic will grow six-fold and fixed broadband speed will increase 2.4 fold with an average mobile speed connection of 5Mbps.
Findings from the CVN study showed that increased connectivity and Internet usage would “positively” impact Nigeria’s digital migration journey. It stated that global digitisation transformation, based on the adoption of personal devices and deployment of machine-to-machine connections, will have an even greater impact on traffic growth.
According to it, over the next five years, global IP networks will support up to 10 billion new devices and connections, increasing from 16.3 billion in 2015 to 26.3 billion by 2020. “Within Africa, a renowned mobile-centric hub, there will be approximately one to five networked devices per capita in 2020, 77 per cent of which will be mobile-connected,” the report added. Read more