Aggregate Analysis of the Impacts of Telecommunication Infrastructural Development on Nigerian Economy
The world has become a global village with communication being an indispensable tool in the entire globalization
process. The roles of Telecommunications and Information Technology (IT) have become highly essential in this process. In
Nigeria, development in this vital sector has been very phenomenal and the usage of Telecommunication (GSM) has become
very prominent with noticeable effect on several economic aspects. It is however instructive to investigate the effects of this
latest technology on communication on the Nigerian Economy. The study examined the effects of telecommunication
infrastructural development on the Nigerian economy and examined the growth implication. Secondary data was used for the
study. Data collected was analyzed with econometrics technique, in the econometrics technique used, model was specified and
Ordinary Least Square method (OLS) was used in estimating it. However, the findings revealed that telecoms have influenced
the economy by increasing their market access and reduced distribution cost, which invariably affected the service provider cost.
Also, the study revealed how GSM has enabled Nigerians to transact their businesses easily resulting in higher productivity;
reduction in poverty level and prevalence through increase in income generating capacity and business expansion; improved
living standard; boosted economic capacity, and stimulate the economy to achieve the desired macroeconomic policy targets.
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