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Monday, November 27, 2017

NIGCOMSAT to Drive Internet Connectivity in Rural Areas

By Constance Athekame
Abuja -  Mr Raji Kolawole , Executive Director, Engineering Services, Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT), on Monday said the agency would collaborate with the private sector to drive internet connectivity in rural areas.
Kolawale told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that “Nigeria Communication Satellite 1R’’, the satellite communication network owned by NIGCOMSAT, was ready to provide services to un-served and underserved areas in Nigeria.
“The population of Nigeria of over 180 million people, about 70 per cent of Nigerians live in the rural areas and should have access to communication network.
“NIGCOMSAT is ready to drive along with other private sector operators to have abundant services and internet connectivity across Nigerian system.
“The initiatives and the ideas we have can be built into the system and deployed to the rural areas so that Nigerians can benefit,’’ he said.
According to him, ICT is a major enabler in a knowledge-based economy which can be used in the area of youth empowerment.
“The only way to empower our youths in Nigeria is through ICT and this can be obtained through the terrestrial network or satellite communication network,’’ he said.
Kolawole commended Federal Government’s “Content Initiative’’ in satellite communication sub-sector, adding that it was the only way to move the country forward. (NAN)

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