Deepening Broadband: NCC urges Nigerian govs to waiver Right of Way charges

NCC urges Nigerian govs to waiver Right of Way charges

Deepening Broadband: NCC urges Nigerian govs to waiver Right of Way charges     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has encouraged state governors in the country by consider waivering Right of Way (RoW) charges to accelerate the pace of broadband penetration in their respective states. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Commission had identified, RoW, charges as a major limiting factor to provision of broadband services in Nigeria, as it slows down network deployment with the cost of the limited capacities ultimately passed to the subscribers. Addressing the…

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ATCON envisages more than 10% broadband growth in 2021

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ATCON envisages more than 10% broadband growth in 2021     Despite its recent declines as a result of ongoing audit of telecoms customer databases, broadband penetration in Nigeria is expected by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) to grow more than 10 per cent this year. The optimism was expressed by Ikechukwu Nnamani, the President of the association in his welcome address at a Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector on the New National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025 held…

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ATCON rallies supports to quicken 70% broadband penetration target

70% broadband penetration

ATCON rallies supports to quicken 70% broadband penetration target     The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has announced plan to host the maiden edition of Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector on the New National Broadband Plan 2020- 2025. Slated for Thursday, March 25, 2021, the programme is themed: Realizing the new set target of 70% of Broadband Penetration slated. The interest group said in a press statement co-signed by Ikechukwu Nnamani, ATCON president and Wole Abu, its publicity secretary,…

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ATCON president, Nnanmani reacts to lost 1.65m broadband connections

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ATCON president, Nnanmani reacts to lost 1.65m broadband connections   Engineer Ikechukwu Nnamani, the president of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has reacted to a reported decline in broadband connections in Nigeria. Business Metrics had reported that telecoms operators in Nigeria lost 1.65 million connections to broadband services on their networks in November, 2020, according to data obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Reacting to the development, Nnamani said it would be misplaced to use the performance report of just one month to judge general performance…

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Lagos on course to deploy 6,000km of fibre, 2000 CCTV by 2022 – Sanwo-Olu

In an attempt to deepen broadband penetration in the Nigeria’s economic capital, Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state has assured that the state government is committed to deploying 6,000 kilometres of fibre optic cable across the state by 2022. The governor stated this on Thursday in his Goodwill message at National Dialogue on ICT and Telecommunication organised in Abuja by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). He added that the government is also working to deploy minimum of 2,000 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras across…

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Broadband: NCC finalising counterpart funding agreement for 6 Infracos

Broadband: NCC finalising counterpart funding agreement for 6 Infracos

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the commission is finalising counterpart funding agreement for the six infrastructure companies licensed to roll out telecoms infrastructure in Lagos and the six geopolitical zones of the country. He made this disclosure in his keynote address at the Nigeria Innovation Summit held virtual in Tuesday, stating that NCC is working on the agreement to galvanise the full rollout of broadband infrastructure on an Open Access Model (OAM) aimed at enhancing digital transformation.…

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Nigeria attains 82.7m broadband subscriptions – Danbatta

Broadband penetration hits 40% plus

Subscriptions to broadband or high-speed Internet services in Nigeria have increased significantly to a peak of 82.7 million as at the end of August, 2020, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission. Umar Danbatta, the A of the Commission, disclosed this while speaking at a two-day first virtual Nigeria Innovation Summit (NIS) 2020 organised by InnovationHub Africa, which started on Tuesday, September 5, 2020. Meanwhile, Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, who presented the keynote speech at the Summit, noted that Nigeria’s quest to become a truly digital…

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Pantami highlights key gains of NDEPS implementation

Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy has listed top achievements under the digital economy agenda of Nigeria, a drive put on the high gear since October last year. He said this recently at the launch of the Digital Nigeria Portal and Mobile App, yet as part of the implementation the country’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria. He added that in less than one year, Nigeria has recorded a number of unprecedented achievements since implementation of the NDEPS commenced. Part of the…

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NCC pledges robust ICT infrastructure for economic growth

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has restated committed to continue to promote and facilitate expansion of broadband and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure across the country for the rapid development of the nation’s digital economy. Umar Danbatta, the chief executive officer of the commission, gave the assurance in a presentation titled “Communication Technology for Service Delivery in Health, Education, Tourism, the Creative Industry and Agriculture” delivered during the first virtual and sixth edition of Information Communications Technology and Telecommunications Conference and Exhibition (ICTEL) EXPO 2020. He said the commission, not…

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NCC, ministry’s efforts paying off as broadband hits 42.02%

70% broadband penetration

A crusade championed by the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) and the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to deepen broadband penetration in the country is yielding results. While the target of 70 per cent penetration by the year 2025, set by the  country, may seem far away, the sustained pace at which more people gain access to high speed internet in the country gives a beacon of hope, ahead of 2025. The NCC revealed in its latest data that as at July ending, broadband penetration in the country stood…

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