NCC To Start Regulatory Roundtable On Operators Of Telecom

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says will start a regulatory roundtable with stakeholders in the telecoms sector on how to move the sector forward.

Mr Nnamadi Nwokike, the Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy of NCC said this on Wednesday in Abuja at the ongoing Innovation Africa Digital Summit 2016 organised by Galaxy Backbone and Extensia UK.

Nwokike said that the roundtable would bring all regulators that have inter-dependent roles with NCC together to discuss how Nigerian regulatory growth would be created.

“Our objective is that overtime we should be able to create a group, Nigerian regulatory group.
“So that we can meet more regularly and meet in different committees to discuss the issue of spectrum regulations and other areas affecting the telecoms sector.

“We have to be conscious of the fact that no firm is too big to be regulated. We will meet our operators on this table and before any law or regulations, we will have extensive conversation on how things will be done.

Nwokike said that energy “is a problem and those controlling energy will be part of the roundtable discussion, it is an issue that cuts across the sector.’’

“NCC will start the conversation and it is our hope that we think in a way that we will all be interested in investment that can move our country forward.’’
Mr Mohammed Gimba, the Head of Public Sector, Main One said that for the country to make progress in the ICT sector, there must be drive and access to internet.
Gimba said that there must be a clear vision and strategies must be put in place to achieve progress in the sector.

Credit: NAN

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