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Cell World Congress: Danbatta requires renewed considering in telecom policymaking



By Prince Osuagwu

The Govt Vice- Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, desires policymakers, particularly in telecommunications sector to put on a brand new considering cap.

The regulator, not too long ago, took on world coverage makers in Barcelona, Spain in the course of the Cell World Congress.

He believes that if the brand new concept he launched instantly he assumed workplace as Nigeria’s chief regulator might rework the sector to the extent it has, there was no cause, world handlers of telecom insurance policies wouldn’t want a brand new considering cap on the best way to transfer world telecom ahead.

Danbatta on assumption of workplace two years in the past, unveiled a strategic plan he tagged 8-Level Agenda. The plan, in response to him, has to date made a major influence on the expansion of telecommunications sector in Nigeria.

Talking in one of many classes on the just-concluded 2018 World Cell Congress in Barcelona, Spain, he mentioned: “In Nigeria, we are attempting to digitally rework and the method is on-going. Therefore we’ve been listening to 5 interdependent components of the digital transformation processes: enabling insurance policies and establishments, human capital, utilized ICT business, communications infrastructure, ICT functions and institutional change.

“We additionally determined to take a look at how we are able to enhance high quality of service in keeping with key performances indicators that characterise the standard of service. The knowledge we’re getting from the shoppers as effectively what we supply from community operators is that High quality of Service has improved,” he said.

He additionally noticed that broadband penetration within the nation merely stood at about 8 per cent when he took over at NCC, however has now been confirmed by ITU-UNESCO Broadband Fee for Sustainable Growth, as having reached 22 per cent.

He referred to as on world policymakers within the telecommunication business to make sure not solely renewed considering within the growth of coverage frameworks but in addition to advertise innovation and funding within the sector.


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