LAGOS: INFORMATION and telecommunications executives, government officials and other stakeholders from the region have converged in Lagos for NigeriaCom, one of West Africa’s biggest technology summits.
Speakers from government and regulatory bodies, mobile operators, fixed and wireless service providers, banks and vendors shared their views on the strong growth forecast for the sector while outlining the agenda for sustained improvements and best practice in this burgeoning market.
A highlight from the keynotes was Nitin Anand, Head of Data at Airtel, who talked about the digitisation of society and how Nigeria had the chance to be even better than any nation in the world. Also noteworthy is Eng. Festus Daudu of the ministry supporting the notion that operators are seen as partners of the government.
The day’s sessions were focused on network efficiency and the connectivity breakthroughs from innovative internet service providers. The strategies discussed covered challenges of the Nigerian market from spectrum allocation down to rural market telecoms improvements, meeting the demand for affordable data, with contributions from iPNX MTN and Google to name a few.
The Central Bank of Nigeria and large representations of the banking community in mobile money were scheduled for later Tuesday. Networking was a major part of the proceedings.
“NigeriaCom is always a great event to be part of and it reflects the buoyancy of the market at present. We are proud that it remains relevant to the speakers and attendees and that we’ve had the opportunity to build out many new features this year,” said Adam Thompson, Conference Director. The fifth edition of NigeriCom ends on Wednesday.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY