Need for faster implementation of new national broadband plan
One major thing identified by stakeholders in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry that will impact both the sector and the economy as a whole will be the faster implementation of the New National Broadband Plan (NNBP 2020-2025). Indeed, a notable achievement of the sector in the last one year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s…
COVID-19 accelerates worldwide adoption of connectivity tools
Despite its toxic nature, the coronavirus pandemic seems to have shifted attention of people to the adoption of connectivity tools in Nigeria, and other parts of the globe.
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
FG sets up committee for new National Broadband Plan 2020-2025
The Federal Government has inaugurated a committee to develop a new National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, to help reposition the country for a digital economy.
Stakeholders urge terrestrial fiber infrastructure investment in Africa
Experts at the ‘Africa Panel Session’ of the 2019 International Telecoms Week (ITW), held recently in Atlanta, USA, have stressed...
Academics, practitioners want Nigeria’s tech ecosystem rejigged
The current state of Nigeria’s technology ecosystem may not position the country better among the comity of nations, except some drastic measures are taken.
MainOne pledges N25bn to digitisation of Lagos
MainOne has launched its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” campaign initiative to enable the digital transformation...
Lack of continuity in government, dearth of new skills slowing tech growth
Some hydra-headed challenges, including lack of continuity in government and shortage of new sets of skills have been identified as contributing significantly to the low performance of Nigeria’s technology eco system.
‘Non-passage of CNI bill may hinder 70% broadband penetration target’
As operators look to achieving 70 per cent broadband penetration in another five years, failure of the National Assembly (NASS), to pass the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Bill, might become a major hindrance. Having crossed the 30 per cent target set for 2018, as enshrined in the National Broadband Plan 2013 to 2018, operators…