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NCC Promises To Fast Track High Speed Broadband Connectivity



The Nigeria Communication Commission, (NCC) has promised to continue to drive and support high speed broadband connectivity to endusers through various initiatives. Executive vice chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this at the Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum and Africa Digital Award held on Friday in Lagos, with the theme: “Broadband Access: National Scorecards and Roadmap to 2020.” He said that initiatives such as licencing of Infracos, on a regional basis, provide metropolitan fibre and wholesale transmission services on a non-discriminatory, open access and price regulated basis. “Broadband access is an important feature in communications infrastructure policy and should be treated as a key economic indicator,” he said. According to him, broadband deployment has a strong impact on gross domestic product (GDP), employment and productivity in all economic sectors. “It can be seen all over the world that there is a higher economic growth in countries with more broadband penetration than countries with less broadband penetration,” he said.