The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is collaborating with the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) to enhance capacity for satellite communication regulations.
Senior executives of the Nigerian telecoms regulatory agency recently attended a workshop on Satellite Communications Regulations at the headquarters of the CTO in London.
The workshop, which was organised by the CTO on the request NCC, is expected to enable the Nigerian telecoms regulator better regulate the provision of satellites services in the country, the agency says.
Sessions on the filing and authorisation process for satellite space and ground segments, including a hands-on experience of the filling process were delivered by Chuen Chern Loo of the International Telecommunication Union. Other areas explained include the role of the regulator, the elaboration of a national satellite communications regulatory framework and the use of Earth Stations in Motion.
Speaking at the workshop, Ubale Maska , Executive Commissioner, Technical Services at the NCC says “it is the role of regulators, such as the NCC, to encourage the deployment of all types of technologies for the growth of a robust ICT infrastructure. We thank the CTO for organising this workshop to better enable NCC regulate access to satellites and so grow access to broadband for Nigerian citizens and businesses.”
Shola Taylor, Secretary-General of the CTO, who moderated the workshop says “the CTO is committed to promoting enabling regulatory environments for ICTs across the Commonwealth. We are pleased to have the opportunity to assist our Nigerian colleagues in their role in regulating satellite communications in Nigeria and look forward to working with them further on this in the future.”