NCC to host emerging telecoms technologies research forum


THE Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, is set to address local content development and innovation in the telecoms sector. NCC through its maiden edition of the Emerging Telecoms Technologies Research and ICT Innovation Forum would present a unique opportunity to bring together key players in the sector to deliberate and suggest policy, framework/strategy that could further develop the sector.

The event is scheduled to hold next week at the University of Lagos, with the theme: ‘Developing Nigeria’s Tech Ecosystem; Imperative for Improving Local Content’, according to the NCC. The topic is in line with the commission’s commitment to promoting ICT innovation and investment opportunities and facilitating strategic collaboration and partnership.

It will serve as a catalyst for improving local content in ICT/Telecommunication sector. The collaborative stakeholder’s meeting is a two-day event, which seeks to identify the gaps in the ICT/Telecoms sector, and further strengthen the collaboration between stakeholders and the Commission. The forum’s breakout session will discuss possible solution to the identified gaps.

Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman, NCC, is expected to address the gathering comprising stakeholders drawn from the Nigerian Tech ecosystem, mobile network operators, MNOs, Internet Service Providers, ISPs, and tech hubs. Professional Associations in the ICT sector, original equipment manufacturers, OEM, consumer advocacy group and the financial sector will also be in attendance.

– June 7, 2019 @ 17:35 GMT |

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