The Nigerian Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA), in its fourth Quarter Forum, is enjoying support from many top corporate organisations, the latest being Zinox and Spectranet.
The event will be supervised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) as it holds on December 14, 2018, at the CitiHeight Hotel, Opebi Link, Ikeja, Lagos.
The event this year is themed: ‘Achieving Last Mile Connectivity Through Affordable Broadband’ and will be having indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) giants, Zinox Technologies and leading broadband services provider, Spectranet Nigeria.
NITRA will in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), address the challenges of broadband, especially last mile connectivity, at the fourth quarter forum.
The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the keynote speaker at the event expected to draw the largest gathering of ICT industry players under one roof.
On top of exploring the opportunities and challenges of deploying affordable broadband in Nigeria, the event will also take a look at what strategies the NCC is using to achieve these.
Experts say that achieving last mile connectivity in Nigeria requires a concerted effort among Government, Civil Society Organizations, Policymakers, mobile operators, service providers, the academia etc. It also requires a combination of solutions ranging from policies to technologies, transparency to regulations among others.
The NCC revealed an 8-point agenda aimed at broadband access and penetration in 2016. Through the agenda, the NCC hopes to promote deployment of universally available and fast and reliable network infrastructure. It believes this will stimulate seamless broadband penetration to drive technology innovation and overall productivity of Nigeria’s economy.
Spectranet Nigeria, was awarded a License by the Nigerian Communications Commission in 2009 to promote Internet services across Nigeria. Spectranet prides itself as the first Internet Service Provider to launch 4G LTE internet service in Nigeria and aims to be a leader in the Internet Services space.
NITRA has in the last two years been engaging ICT stakeholders to brainstorm on various topical issues affecting the ICT industry in Nigeria through the Quarterly forum.