The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has concluded plans to host the 2023 Telecoms Executives and Regulators Forum with the with the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commssion (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, giving a keynote address: “Critical National Infrastructure Policy as a Strategic Tool for attracting rapid investment to the sector” and “Challenges to Universal Broadband and Digital Services in Nigeria – Empowering Industry SME’s”.
Also the National Commissioner, Nigerian Data Protection Commission, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, is expected to present keynote address on “Impact of Data Protection Policy on the Development of the Nigerian Digital Economy”.
According to a statement by the President of ATCON, Mr Tony Izuagbe Emoekpere, thought leaders in the industry have also been invited to chair various panel sessions, among which are; Ms Funke Opeke, Managing Director of MainOne, who will chair the panel on ‘Impact of Data Protection Policy on the Development of the Nigerian Digital Economy’, while the Chief Executive Officer, IHS Nigeria, Mr Mohamad Darwish will chair the panel on Critical National Infrastructure Policy as a Strategic Tool for attracting rapid investment.
And the Group Managing Director, VDT Communications, Mr Biodun Omoniyi, Challenges to Universal Broadband and Digital Services in Nigeria – Empowering Industry SME’s.
This sector has been reported to contribute over 14% to the nation’s GDP and the sector could have done much better if issues that have constituted a threat to the manifestation of its inherent potentials are dealt with. ATCON intend to use this very important platform to brings out those unpronounced and salient challenges that have hitherto militated against the progress that should have been recorded in the industry.
According to ATCON, all the critical stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecoms and ICT Sector are expected to leverage on this platform provided by ATCON to share their views, contribute their expertise and experiences to discuss best practices in their jurisdiction with a focus to growing, sustaining and making the telecom and ICT sector an investment destination for both local and international investors.
The forum is also expected to create opportunity for the industry to interact and brainstorm with the regulator on measures that have been put in place to guarantee and sustain the growth of the Nigerian telecoms industry with the aim of building a continual good working relationship with critical stakeholders.