The Year 2015 is promising for the telecommunications users in Nigeria. After the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) that announced it will work twice as hard to protect the interests of the customers, it’s now the turn of the government, through the ministry of information and communication technologies, to announce an improvement of their access to the broadband. In fact, the government intends to connect half of the country to the 3G during 2015.
It is within the framework of the implementation of the Phase 1 of the project for the modernization and expansion of the infrastructure of the wireless broadband contained in the broadband 2013-2018 national plan of Nigeria submitted in 2013 to the President of the Republic, Goodluck Jonathan by the Presidential Committee on the broadband.
Nigeria, with about 180 million inhabitants, is still little covered by the telecommunication services, the worse for the broadband. This is moreover the report made by Omobola Johnson, the minister for ICTS, who supports the deployment of telecoms stations all over the national territory through the Fund for the universal services access of which she is the manager,
Nigeria is nevertheless rich in broadband telecoms infrastructures. But this equipment is concentrated only in certain cities as Lagos and Abuja. It does not cover the hinterland where the need in telecommunications quality is high.
Original text by: Agence Ecofin