Nigeria urged to address low broadband penetration

July 29, 2015 1:34 pm4 comments

broadband connectivity issuesLAGOS, (CAJ News) – A leading broadband communications provider in West

Africa has urged stakeholders to further collaborate in order to provide
broadband connectivity services to the Nigerian populace.

MainOne, which has concluded a Broadband Summit in Lagos, noted the need
for stakeholders to jointly address the challenges of low broadband
penetration as a community of concerned parties with benefits from
improvement poised to accrue to all.

“The Broadband Summit provides a platform for the telecom industry to
articulate its perspectives on the landscape, and devise strategies that
will hasten Broadband penetration in Nigeria. We are excited to bring the
industry together towards the achievement of this critical developmental
objective for Nigeria,” said the Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke
Opeke.

She called on all stakeholders in the industry and the government to take
necessary steps towards achieving the massive infrastructure rollout
required to bring broadband services to more Nigerians, stressing the role
of broadband in driving gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the
economies of developing countries.

Meanwhile, MainOne organised the Broadband Summit as part of activities to
mark its fifth year anniversary of entry into the market.

The summit which featured major industry players including mobile network
operators and the country’s telecommunications s regulator, reviewed the
country’s current broadband status and brainstormed strategies to achieve
more effective and pervasive broadband coverage across the country.

– CAJ News

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