The current industry structure in Nigeria consists of integrated operators offering end-to-end services and long distance operators offering wholesale services amongst others. This structure, which has served the country well in terms of penetration of mobile services, has faced limitation in terms of increasing availability and penetration of high-speed broadband infrastructure and services. Internet penetration in Nigeria is 30% on the average in the year 2013 and expected to reach 46.5% by 2019, which is predominantly available in the major cities. Internet penetration in South West of Nigeria is presently 40% and it is estimated to reach 60% by 2019. The South Western part of Nigeria has the highest educated population. It has the highest numbers of schools in Nigeria. It is a region known for large economic activity in Nigeria. It is the rich Cocoa region and boast of many other cash crops. It is the region with the highest amount of business activity beside oil exploration.


States Population
Active Internet (2018)
Ekiti 3,270,798  944,578 
Ogun  5,217,716  4,021,713 
Osun  4,705,589 2,554,606 
Ondo  4,671,695 2,397,314 
Oyo  7,840,864  5,690,359 
Total 25,706,662 15,608,570