ATCON Opens Registration Link for its Virtual Structured Engagement Forum

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The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has announced the registration link for the maiden edition of its Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector.

ATCON said on Monday in a statement signed by its Executive Secretary, Mr Ajibola Olude that the registration link is tinyurl.com/39tpogt5.

The ATCON Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector will focus on the New National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 with the theme: “Realizing the new set target of 70% of Broadband Penetration.”

The event is slated for Thursday, March 25, 2021.

The statement noted that Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is expected to deliver a Keynote Address at the event.

The key Strategic Objectives according to ATCON include, to compliment the various strategic activities already embarked upon by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy; and to achieve the set target of Broadband penetration in Nigeria with great speed.

Other objectives of the meeting are to leverage on the wide spectrum of ATCON sub-group for effective participation in the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 by giving them the opportunity to access the plan and suggest various ways to speed up the realization of the established target by the government.

The meeting will also serve as a veritable platform to galvanize the needed input that reflects the thinking of the telecom and ICT sector as well as provides the opportunity to review the relevance of the Nigerian policy environment vis-a-vis the telecom operating environment.

“Each sub-sector is an integral part of the entire ecosystem of the Nigerian telecom and ICT sector hence, selected representatives of various subgroups would be expected to make a presentation on how the new Nigeria National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 is impacting the subsector and list what can be done to make the plan realizes its set target on or before the stated period.

“The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would also share what they are doing for the successful implementation of the broadband plan,” the statement added.

 


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