Telecoms News - In Brief


- Nigeria: Anambra State topped the scale in number of people with access to mobile phones in Nigeria beating Lagos, the nation’s bustling commercial capital that emerged sixth in a year 2011 nationwide ICT ownership survey that revealed that radio remains the favourite device in the country. One of the key highlights of the “2011 Annual Socio-Economic Report: Access to ICT” by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) survey obtained by Technology Times also reveals that out of the 167 million Nigerians, 63.9 per cent of the population now have access to mobile phones (see table), underscoring its relatively faster growth compared to radio.