Nigeria is taking its broadband Internet campaign to ITU Telecom World 2017 holding September in South Korea.
Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs at Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that the participation of Nigeria at the yearly International Telecommunications Union (ITU) conference will focus on deepening the growing broadband segment of the market in the country.
ITU Telecom World 2017 is due to hold in Busan, South Korea, from September 25 – 28, 2017.
The Nigeria delegation will be led by Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications and Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, industry stakeholders and operators will be on the delegation.
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.
According to Ojobo, Nigeria will host an investment forum at ITU Telecom World 2017 and Broadband Nigeria will be at the focus of discussions.
“It is an event for International visibility of innovative Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Products/Services and solutions from around the world”, he said.
The event will also involve 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 150 million and about 110% teledensity, the NCC believes that more efforts should be deployed to deepen broadband penetration.
By the National Broadband Plan, NBP (2013 – 2018) the country is expected to attain 30% broadband penetration by 2018, which currently stands at 21%”, according to Ojobo.