Telecom Industry Leaders Advocate Government Action to Address Sector Challenges

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The Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and The Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) have issued a joint statement urging the government to address various challenges facing the telecommunications industry. ALTON and ATCON emphasized the need for collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors to overcome obstacles hindering the sector’s growth and development.

Key concerns identified by the associations include infrastructure deficits, the protection of network assets, the need for cost-reflective tariffs, and the importance of regulatory independence. ALTON and ATCON stressed the critical role of telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria’s national security and socioeconomic growth, especially amidst increasing security threats affecting the sector.

The associations called on the government to prioritize the security of telecommunications infrastructure, address pricing challenges, and maintain regulatory neutrality and independence to ensure the industry’s sustainability. ALTON and ATCON reaffirmed their commitment to working with the government to address these challenges collaboratively.

By fostering a conducive regulatory environment, enhancing security measures, and facilitating necessary pricing adjustments, the government can support the growth and development of Nigeria’s telecommunications sector, driving economic progress and societal advancement.

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