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Nigeria Internet Users Call, SMS Records 97 % When Indoors- Study

A new study has shown that due to quest to have access to information at their convenience, 97 per cent Nigerians internet users make calls or use the short message system (SMS) when indoors.

The study disclosed that 66 per cent of the working population rated the need to remain updated as important to them.

According to the Ericsson ConsumerLab tagged, “Internet Goes Mobile”, released recently revealed that irrespective of their location, users want to remain connected with messaging and calling, updated with browsing and social networking and have access to entertainment, mainly music.

According to the study, mobile phones have the highest devices share of internet services, with 84 per cent of smartphones are connected to the Internet.

From the study, it was revealed that 82 per cent of mobile phone users access the Internet with their device daily while 45 per cent of personal computers (PC) users and 44 per cent of tablet users do the same.

On widespread usage of mobile broadband (MBB) services, many more use mobile broadband across devices including laptops, mobile phones, and tablets than WiFi, while more than 95 per cent   of MBB users surf the mobile broadband on smartphones.

Then, the availability of good network and voice quality drives up consumer satisfaction as testified by 56 per cent mobile phone users who are satisfied with data speed and voice connection quality.

Over 50 per cent of those who switch between WiFi and mobile broadband do so to changing locations or the availability of connections.

Speaking on the development, Vice President and Regional Head of Ericsson, Sub-Sahara Africa, Fredrik Jejdling‎, said the report was a proof that from marketplace to the boardroom, schools to households, the free flow of ideas and information shapes people’s lives and everyday decisions

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