Expansion of undersea cables sought

November 13, 2015 3:26 pm0 comments

undersea technoABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA Federal Government is promoting the rapid establishment of recovery agreements and the delivery of additional cable landing points from Lagos to other coastal states.

This is according to Somieari Davis Jumbo, the Deputy Director of New Media and Information Security at the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), who made the sentiments at the ongoing West African Convergence
Conference in Lagos.

Jumbo said the government was also exploring ways to facilitate the distribution of the current landed fibre capacity of over 9Tb/s at the shores of Lagos to fast track last mile penetration in the country.

“To further consolidate its landmark achievements in mobile telephony, the government established the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) to specifically tackle the challenge of providing ICT services to un-served, underserved and deprived rural communities in the country,” Jumbo said.

He added that NCC’s role in providing appropriate regulatory interventions in terms of promoting ethical conduct and ensuring level playing ground, fair and transparent competition also helped in shaping the industry and with more broadband deployment, the potential for enormous economic, social benefits and better convergence services could be achieved.

The West African Convergence Conference offers a window for stakeholders from government at federal and state levels, the telecommunications, broadcast; banking and insurance sectors; education and entertainment;
online retailing and the wider private and public sectors to articulate shared ideas on advancing the industry for the mutual benefits of all players in the field.

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