Danbatta reiterates stakeholders’ buy-in to attain 70% broadband target

Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that government is putting greater emphasis on continuous engagement of different stakeholders to secure their buy-in towards achieving the targets of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP), 2020-2025. Danbatta stated this at the first stakeholder consultation with telecommunication industry players on the implementation of the new national broadband plan held at the NCC’s Communications & Digital Economy Complex in Abuja on Tuesday. Represented by Ubale Maska, NCC’s executive commissioner, technical services and chairman, broadband implementation…

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Pantami highlights four drivers of digital economy

NCC to facilitate new target of 70% – Danbatta __________________________ Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy has highlighted four factors that will drive the digital economy agenda in Nigeria. According to the minister, broadband penetration, access to smartphones, development of digital identity ecosystem and biometric verification of bank accounts are four key elements that can drive the digital economy. Pantami made this known as he has engaged relevant industry players and agencies under the ministry to discuss ways for achieving accelerated implementation of the new Nigerian National…

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