Broadband Forum kicks off today in Lagos

The Broadband Forum event will be held today in Lagos, Nigeria at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island.

The event organized by Nigeria’s telecommunication regulatory body the Nigeria Communications Commission, (NCC), will discuss ways of improving economic and regulatory structures in the Broadband infrastructure and services.

It will also discuss means of funding and strategies for operation of the technology broadband infrastructure and services, as well keeping up competition in the technology industry market.
Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson will grace the occasion as guest of honour. The Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union, Dr. Hamadoun Toure, will accompany him.
NCC invited stakeholders to the Nigeria Broadband Forum to participate in this year’s theme “Demand as Catalyst for Broadband Services in Nigeria.”
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) body was formed in Nigeria to facilitate Information Communication and Technology (ICT).
Early July 2008 it released its strategy dubbed as,‘ ICT for Development’ (ICT4D) programme. It aims to use ICT in achieving millennium development goals, NEPAD development and world Summit on Information action plan.
For vision 2020 NITDA, Director-General professor C.O. Angaye stated that the organization involves local and international stakeholders in introducing ICT in education, government, agriculture, health, infrastructure, security, human resources, development, research and, legal and regulatory framework.

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