Leverage On Satellite Technology For Broadband, Socio-Economic Devt-ATCON
By Joshua Olaleye
Telecoms operators under the aegis of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has tasked its members to leverage on satellite technology , which will aid deployment of broadband for socio-economic development in the country.
Speaking recently,President, ATCON, Mr. Olusola Teniola explained during a strategic business interactive session with his members and NIGCOMSAT management team that it became imperative to make emphasis on deployment of broadband across the country via satellite.
Said he: “This initiative is borne out of the need to bring NIGCOMSAT’s services to ATCON’s teeming members because it has shown that majority of ATCON members do not know that they can buy capacity from NIGCOMSAT and those who know do not patronize NIGCOMSAT because they thought NIGCOMSAT’s prices are very high. Be that as it may, ATCON primary focus with respect to pervasive broadband is to see how our members can leverage on satellite technology for the deployment of broadband for socio-economic development of our country. The whole essence of thinking outside the box is to increase our impact on our members and the industry as a whole. This initiative would undoubtedly make our industry to realise its broadband target set by the federal government.
“As you may be aware, the continuous existence of our members is paramount to us and as part of adding sustainable value to the business of our members, we designed this strategic business interactive session to foster a mutually beneficial business relationship between our members and NIGCOMSAT with a special emphasis on broadband penetration across the country”.
Commenting,NigComSat Ltd Managing Director/Chief Executive Offficer (CEO), Mrs Abimbola Alale said,the need for a mutual relationship to achieve broadband penetration in the country is long overdue and Nigerians are waiting with keen interest to see how we will achieve this.
“In this information age, broadband/communication services cannot be limited to few cities and towns in our country. The farmer, the market woman, the student and a host of others are critical stakeholders in the nation’s quest for digital economy and inclusiveness”.