NCC Holds Forum for ITU Telecom World 2016 Next Week


LAGOS, AUGUST 29, 2016 – As preparations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016 are intensified, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Stakeholders will next week hold a forum in Lagos.The forum which is open to Policy makers, Regulatory agencies, Network operators, Value Added Service Providers, Equipment vendors, Software specialists, Innovators, Banks and financial institutions, among others will be an opportunity for all to rub minds on the benefits of ITU events in general and the yearly ITU Telecom World 2016 in particular.

The forum holds at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja on September 5, 2016 and it is being packaged by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

Mr. Tony Ojobo, director, Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in a statement said Nigeria’s theme for this year’s edition of ITU Telecom World is “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria” and the Country is expected to showcase its achievements and opportunities in its fast growing ICT Sector.

Participants at ITU Telecom World 2016 will have the opportunity to exhibit, showcase their services, attend ITU fora, host sessions, network and engage international participants across the globe through key visibility platforms presented at the event.

ITU Telecom World 2016 holds in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 – 17.

In the light of multiple benefits derivable by participants, the Stakeholders forum will be hosted for stronger collaboration towards a common goal to deepen ICT penetration in Nigeria.

The LOC will provide answers to participants at the forum which is going to be interactive.

Barrister Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman (EVC) of the NCC; Mr. Yusuf Kazaure, managing director, Galaxy Backbone Limited; his Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited counterpart, Ms. Abimbola Alale are among those slated to give keynote addresses.

Mr. Ibrahim Dikko, vice president, Etisalat Nigeria, and Dr. Vincent Olatunji, acting director general of Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), among others will also give and relive their experiences at previous ITU Telecom World events.

ITU Telecom World 2016 has the theme: “Collaboration in the digital economy” and will feature top level CEO/Ministerial roundtables, frank and open dialogues between Governments, Big, Small & Medium business leaders, among others.

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