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Monday, July 3, 2017

Nigeria to Host an Investment Forum at ITU Telcom World Conference in Korea

 By Felix Ugboja

The Nigeria Communication Commission has announced that the country’s broadband internet campaign would be advanced at this year’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference in Korea.

This was made known through a press statement signed by Tony Ojobo, the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs on Monday.

A high level delegation led by the Honourable Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu. Nigeria’s Chief Telecoms Regulator and Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, industry stakeholders and operators will be on the delegation to the event in Busan, South Korea, from September 25 – 28, 2017.

According to the statement, the ITU Telecom World 2017 is a global platform for major industry players, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Countries and Organisations to network and share ideas about new developments and technologies that would lead to better connected societies.

The statement read:

‘’It is an event for International visibility of innovative Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Products/Services and solutions from around the World.

‘’In general terms, it involves high level debates on the core issues affecting ICT industry, sharing knowledge and working for sustainable development.

‘’Although Nigeria has had a very robust telecommunications sector with active connected subscribers in the region of 150million and about 110percent teledensity, the NCC believes that more efforts should be deployed to deepen broadband penetration.’’

The statement further reveal that by the National Broadband Plan, NBP (2013 – 2018), the country is expected to attain 30% broadband penetration by 2018, which currently stands at 21%.

The statement concludes that Nigeria will host an investment forum at conference where Broadband Nigeria will be at the focus of discussions.

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