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Information Technology experts have revealed that 68% of Nigeria’s population is currently still not connected to the Internet.

The statistics was made public, on Tuesday, August 18 at the launch of Androidone held at Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

MTN’s CEO, Mr. Michael Ikpoki, while launching the first of its kind collaboration between the telecom company, Infinix, Google, and online sale outlet, Jumia, said Nigeria, was yet to fully tap into the benefits offered by getting connected to the Internet.

According to him, the launch of the Androidone phone, is to bring more Nigerians closer to the global world by offering access to the Internet at a cheaper rate.

The Androidone phone is a joint effort between Infinix, which is the producer of the product, Google supplying the apps, MTN providing the data and Jumia, which is in charge of its sale online.

The programme is to bring to market, high quality phones that are affordable and still get the best of Android apps partnering with Infinix.

Also speaking on the occasion, Google’s Vice-President of Product Management, Caesar Sengupta, revealed that so far, 33% of the world, are connect to the Internet, and that research had shown that, in the next two years, one billion more would join.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Opeoluwani Akintayo

Quelle/Source: Daily Times Nigeria, 18.08.2015

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