Home » broadband » NCC ready for 70% broadband penetration, says Danbatta
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta EVC CEO NCC

NCC ready for 70% broadband penetration, says Danbatta

IT NEWS NIGERIA:

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, 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 of Kaduna State Government, KADINVEST 4.0, Prof Danbatta, expressed optimism about the commitment of the agency toward taking the broadband penetration to the next level.

“When I was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, broadband penetration was only 8.5 per cent. It has now risen to 33%, an equivalent of 63 million Nigerians enjoying the services. I am particularly thrilled y to see that the rising trend has not only been sustained, but the NCC is now ready to take it to the next level,” he pointed out.

It could be recalled that Nigeria attained its 30% broadband target in 2018 through measures and strategies put in place by the NCC under the leadership of Prof Danbatta, a development that has attracted industry-wide commendations.

Speaking further at the occasion, however, Danbatta also urged Fleek Network Limited, the licensed Infraco for the North West to quickly mobilise to site with a view to deploying broadband infrastructure in the region.

At least, 6 infrastructure companies (Infracos) have been licensed by the NCC under the leadership of Prof Danbatta, to drive the deployment of broadband infrastructure across the nation’s geopolitical zones and Lagos State, which is a zone on its own due to the sheer size of its market. The license for the north central region remaining is currently being processed.

Share This:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

x

Check Also

Nigeria 30% Broadband Target: End in Sight to Right of Way Issues?

*Nigerian Government insists it is possible ...

Tejas Networks Unfolds ICT Products Plan For Nigeria Market

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Tejas Networks Limited, ...

Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2018 : India’s First 4G LTE Telecom System Berths In Lagos

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Vihaan Networks Limited ...

Internet Access: Poor Terrestrial Fibre Links Major Bottlenecks In Nigeria, Others

IT NEWS NIGERIA:   Experts at ...

MainOne Secures Operations License In Cote D’Ivoire

MainOne says its  West Africa expansion ...