Fact of the Day: Nigeria is the largest market in the world for multi-SIM phone use

How Nigeria became the world’s dual SIM-card superpower

It’s the juggle of every Nigerian professional: all those mobile handsets.

And then comes the struggle: For consistent phone reception.

There’s little consumers can do about the state of their network’s coverage but there is a market solution to the inconvenience of carrying more than one phone: dual-SIM phones. Nigeria is the world’s biggest market for such phones.

By the end of last year, there were nearly 140 million “active lines” in Nigeria’s mobile market. New data published last month in Quartz shows 66% of them are in dual sims phones.

Read more: How Nigeria became the world’s dual SIM-card superpower – Quartz.

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