New broadband plan ready March as unserved areas get FG’s attention
The Federal Government has said that the 2020-2025 Broadband Plan is expected to be ready within the first quarter of 2020. According to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami
South south stakeholders seek partnership on broadband, digital economy
Experts have called on tech founders in the Southern region to see the 11 states as their primary market as they represent over 60 million people.
How Nigeria can deepen internet access, by stakeholders
Stakeholders in the telecommunications sector have listed ways that can bridge Internet access gaps in Nigeria, and how the service can be more affordable. The Guardian checks showed that between 2000 and 2019, Internet penetration grew to 61.6 per cent in Nigeria, a country estimated to house about 200 million people. The Nigerian Communications Commission…
Nigeria, others need $100b to provide universal broadband by 2030
For Nigeria and other African countries to achieve universal, affordable and good quality Internet access by 2030, the region will require an investment of over $100 billion.
UK's full-fibre broadband coverage rises to 8%
About 400,000 UK properties gained access to full-fibre broadband for the first time over the first four months of the year, according to Ofcom.
‘Broadband penetration will aid economic growth, unlock new businesses’
Calling on Nigerians to protect telecommunications infrastructure in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that broadband penetration would aid economic growth and spur innovations through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
Many plans, slow implementation in communication sector
Head, Communications and Technology Desk, ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, reports that in the last four years, the communications sector saw many written plans, but little or no successful implementation. After forming his cabinet, some six months after inauguration as the president in 2015, the charge, Muhammadu Buhari handed his ministers was for them to go and make…
NCC prepares for 70% broadband penetration
Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that the Commission is ready to drive the process of attaining 70% broadband penetration in the next couple of years, if that is set as the new target by the Federal Government. Speaking while delivering a goodwill message at an investment summit…
NCC, NBC set to leverage TVWS for affordable broadband connectivity
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), is set to develop a framework for the use of Television White Space (TVWS) technology to extend affordable rural connectivity to Nigerians. The initiative, midwifed by the Ministry of Communications following approval for the use of the TVWS technology by the National…
NCC puts broadband penetration at 33%, mulls 70% in five years
Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, yesterday said that the country’s broadband penetration had increased to 33 per cent as at February 2019. Danbatta stated this while receiving a high-powered delegation from Bharti Airtel Group, led by Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Africa, Mandara Raghunath, who paid him a…
Nigeria lags in internet speed, sits at 107th position
Telecommunications operators providing mobile broadband services in the country are focusing much on penetration without efforts on speed of broadband evident in Nigeria’s lag in broadband speed report. Broadband is associated with speed as against narrow band. The neglect of speed aspect of broadband provision has resulted in the country occupying 107th position globally and…
FG to access $100m Indian loan for rural broadband connectivity
The Federal Government says it is working with the Indian Government to access $100 million concessional loan to develop the country’s rural broadband connectivity. Mr Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, said this in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day held in Abuja. Shittu said that…