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Ghana ups broadband penetration with partnerships as Denmark delivers 165kms of OFN

Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo

The presidential plans of the Ghanaian government to make Ghana, West Africa’s leading example of digital economy is brazing the trail and very close to realization. This stemmed from the fact that few days ago, Denmark provisionally handed over the Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic Network (OFN) Extension Project to the Ministry of Communications, which will be managed by the National ...

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High cost of optic fibre leasing frustrating target 30% broadband penetration—ntel

Ntel Breakfast

Contrary to the claims of the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu and Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta that enabling environments are on ground to drive the meeting of 30 per cent broadband penetration, industry operators have argued that not much is really on ground. According to them, exorbitant cost of leasing fibre optic ...

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Emerging ICT Bank will drive industry activities with lower interest rates—Minister

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The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has once again observed that the plan of the federal government to launch an ICT Development Bank is among other things, to reduced the dependence on commercial banks for funding and also offer lower interest rates and grow the ICT industry. Speaking in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital recently at the launch of ...

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Broadband: Can InfraCo licensees achieve much when states’ can’t ease conditions?

NCC Shittu

The telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), last week in Lagos revealed it has further given licences to additional two Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) to wire up more regions with metropolitan Fibre Optic Cables (FOC) to drive broadband penetration. Otherwise, added to MainOne Cable Company and IHS Group, who in the last two years, won the bids for Lagos and North ...

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NCC again, fails to give time for naming InfraCos for remaining zones

NCC Shittu

More than two years after hurrying to name bid winners for Lagos and North Central zones Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos), the telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has maintained sealed lips on when other zones will know their InfraCos. In his presentation at the West Africa Convergence Conference (WACC 2017), organised by Knowhow Me, in Lagos, Director of Spectrum Administration at ...

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Ghanaian Minister advocates co-sharing of broadband infrastructure

Ghana NCA

The Ghanaian Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, on Monday, intensified calls across boards for broadband and telecom companies to build up a broadband infrastructure code to allow for the co-sharing of broadband infrastructure. According to her, “Co-sharing infrastructure would help reduce the overhead cost of broadband firms and telcos and thereby lower the cost of internet and grow ...

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NCC explains presence at ITU, mute on ‘Where to invest in Africa’ report

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, on Tuesday addressed visitors to the Nigerian pavilion at the ongoing ITU Telecom World conference, in Busan, South Korea. According to him, “We come to the ITU Telecom World every year to tell our story, share our experiences and borrow a leaf from global best practices to ...

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Broadband: ALTON seeks states’ cooperation in delivery of last mile infrastructure

Gbenga Adebayo

The Association of Licenced Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON), has joined the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in calling on state governments’ to cooperate with several understandings lined up by the regulator in achieving seamless delivery of broadband infrastructure nationwide. In a telephone interview with the Executive Secretary of ALTON, Mr. Gbolahon Awonuga, he said NCC has been trying its best ...

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FG makes headway on broadband, harmonizes RoW charges for telecom InfraCos

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The recent approval harmonizing right of way charges payable by the telecommunications companies and related public utility infrastructure on Local Governments, States and Federal Highways by the National Economic Council (NEC) has elicited reactions from industry experts. It would be recalled that the major challenge faced by telecoms groups working on delivery of broadband infrastructure in parts of the country ...

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