Telecommunication services in the two South-Western States of Lagos and Ogun, and Rivers State are better than that of other states in the country.
This is because these three states had the largest concentration of telecommunications towers installed in Nigeria as of December 2021.
According to the industry data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), these three states accounted for 21% of telecom infrastructure installed in the country, which stood at 49,579.
What the data says
NCC says this was the combined infrastructure deployed by mobile and fixed operators as well as collocation and infrastructure companies as of December 2021.
Specifically, Lagos had the largest number of towers deployed as of December 2021, as it recorded 5,851 towers. Ogun State came second in terms of installed towers with 2,418, while Rivers State had 2,049.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, was the fourth on the list of states with the largest telecom infrastructure. It had 1,944 towers, followed by Oyo and Edo States, which had 1,713 and 1,556 installed towers respectively.
The data also revealed that states such as Kebbi, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Gombe, Yobem, and Zamfara had the least telecom infrastructure in the country.