By Christy Animam
- Danbatta to deliver Keynote Address
Telecom Sector Sustainability Forum (TSSF) by Business Remarks is set to convene industry stakeholders in Nigeria to further amplify the plan of the federal government to expand the country’s telecoms sector to Virtual Network operators.
Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has confirmed to set the tone as the keynote speaker, the organisers said.
Now in its second edition, the event, themed “Creating Awareness and Ensuring Sustainability of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Nigeria’s 5G Ecosystem”, seeks to address the growth opportunities, hurdles and how these present realities will shape the Nigerian telecommunications sector.
Meanwhile, the event slated for Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at CITIHeight Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State, would be the first public gathering of stakeholders to herald the new era of Mobile Virtual Network market in Nigeria, following an initial announcement by the NCC, the industry regulator, the NCC.
Recall NCC had announced its readiness to license Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in the country as part of an effort to ensure the provision of qualitative and efficient telecommunications services throughout the country.
Speaking about the event, the convener of the forum and Managing Editor of Business Remarks, Bukola Olanrewaju stated that “up until recently, MVNO penetration across Africa has been relatively slower than the rest of the world. However, COVID-19 pandemic has created more opportunities for MVNOs to position themselves as competitors within this market.
“The increasing number of mobile subscribers, technological advancements, and demand for connectivity has also played an important role while creating a significant opportunity for MVNOs to thrive in the sector.”
According to Adroit Market Research, the MVNO market will reach $112.0 billion by 2025 due to this growth, although the market in the United States is considered mature and developed, Europe is the region that stands out the most in the results, since it accounts for 60% of the total existing MVNOs.
It is also believed that the world of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) is facing another wave of change as evolving competition and demand along with technology advancements bring new opportunities and challenges for MVNOs and their mobile network operator (MNO) hosts.
Speaking further, the organizer noted that this edition will assemble Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), telecoms infrastructure providers, internet service providers, the Association of Licensed Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), 4G and 5G specialists, Experts and Consultants and other telecom industry stakeholders.