Nigeria: Telecom Regulator Confident To Reach 70% Broadband Target By 2025
The head of Nigeria's telecommunication industry regulatory agency, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta have said the country is making massive stride with its broadband journey and is on course to achieving a seventy per cent national broadband penetration by 2025.
The NCC Executive Vice Chairman said that his commission is now putting in place all the appropriate regulatory measures that will help it reach its ambitious targets, including but not limited to engagements with local and state governments to help drive the process of laying out the fibre infrastructure.
According to the industry chief, within the context of the Nigerian national broadband plan, about 55,000 Km of fibre has been deployed country-wide with more already in the pipeline for this year, and a lot more planned in the next years.
The NCC estimation is that Nigeria will require just over 120,000 Km of metropolitan fibre networks with national interconnection for it to achieve the desired outcome of ubiquitous broadband services.
Credit: contribution from ITWeb Africa