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According to the Global Competitiveness Report, 2011-2012, there are 7 main telephone lines per 1,000 people, and 551 mobile phone subscriptions per 1,000 people in Nigeria. There are 284 internet users per 1,000 people (2010). 

This is in contrast to figures relating to the early years of the millennium. According to the World Bank, in 2000 there were 4 telephone lines per 1,000 people, zero mobile phone subscriptions per 1,000 people and ten internet users per 1,000 people. Telecommunications revenue (% of GDP) grew from 0.8 in 2000 to 3.4 in 2009.

According to the World Bank, 38% of Nigeria’s population was covered by the mobile phone network in 2000; in 2009 the figure was 83%, compared to 56% in the sub-Saharan African region as a whole. Evidence from independent surveys suggests that among the younger generation of Nigerians at least, mobile phones are used more than desktop or laptop computers to access the internet.

Total direct employment related to the mobile sector in Nigeria in 2008 was about 8,000 ((Pyramid Research). Total indirect employment was estimated at more than 3 million (Pyramid Research).

Numerous companies in Nigeria, such as GNT (indigenous) and New Horizons (international) offer ICT training for corporate, private and government purposes. The 2004 National Policy on Education committed the government to the provision of basic ICT infrastructure and training in primary schools. 

Telecoms and Internet Service Providers organisations in Nigeria
Accelon Nigeria Ltd
Cellcom Nigeria Ltd
CobraNet
Durban Communication Networks Ltd
iWayAfrica Nigeria Ltd
Netcom Africa Ltd
Nigeria Telecoms (NITEL)
NOVA Internet Solutions Nigeria
Siemens Ltd Nigeria
SWIFT Networks Ltd
Telnet Nigeria
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc