Presentation by MainOne, An Equinix Company at NGPIF 2023

Nigeria’s digital landscape has undergone a significant transformation in the past decade. Despite its rise as a major player in Africa, challenges remain in providing seamless internet access for its growing population.

This paper by MainOne Head of Technical Solutions, Oluwasayo Oshadami presented at AfPIF 2023 titled ‘Building an Interconnected Nigeria’, explores the current state of internet interconnection in Nigeria. It examines key issues hindering seamless connectivity and analyzes optimistic forecasts for internet demand in West Africa. The paper also dives into the crucial role of subsea cable systems in expanding international capacity. Additionally, it contrasts Nigeria’s digital environment a decade ago with the present, shaped by advancements in mobile technology.

This paper serves as a resource for understanding the current state of digital infrastructure in Nigeria, the opportunities and challenges for further development, and the broader digital landscape within West Africa.

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