The Government Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, on Friday stated that Nigeria will witness a major enchancment within the telecom business within the subsequent 5 years.
Danbatta, whereas interacting with media chiefs and editors in Abuja, stated there shall be huge deployment of 4G community throughout the nation, broadband penetration and correct implementation of digital financial system and technique. The NCC boss who simply kick-started his second time period additional disclosed that safety of customers’ proper in opposition to unwholesome practices by some service suppliers shall be given a serious focus within the subsequent 5 years.
Danbatta stated that within the subsequent 4 to five years, the price of information will likely be lowered from its present N800 per Gigabit to N390 per Gigabit. He, nonetheless, affirmed that the plan will be achieved steadily and steadily.
Lamenting unsolicited textual content messages to customers, Danbatta stated that extra essential weapons could be deployed to fight such practices by service suppliers.
He stated, ‘’ We’ve hope to take broadband penetration to 70 per cent and to a minimum of 90 per cent of the inhabitants in 2025 in step with new goal within the Nigerian Nationwide Broadband Plan (NBBP), 2020-2025.
“ We wish to defend customers and guarantee they’ve worth for his or her cash. We wish to proceed to assist and fast-track the digital financial system drive of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria and this has led to the creation of a Digital Financial system Division within the Fee.
“The Fee is inserting emphasis on rising the digital financial system in collaboration with sister companies underneath the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Financial system. (FMoCDE).
“We hope to consolidate on spectrum buying and selling to make sure most and environment friendly utilization of obtainable frequencies; steady SIM registration audit to offer safety and curtail incidences of banditry, kidnapping and armed theft; completion and commissioning of Emergency Communication Centres (ECCs) within the remaining states to boost safety and supply aid to residents in misery.
“ Lastly, we’re dedicated the execution of counterpart Funding Agreements with the Licensed IfraCo to facilitate enhance in fibre deployment within the nation and guarantee, a minimum of one Level of Entry(PoA) in every of the 774 Native Governmant Areas (LGAs) in Nigerian to boost digital transformation,’’ he stated.