FG will present conduit masterpiece to facilitate broadband penetration


the federal government says it will soon provide a duct masterpiece in every part of the country that will give the future supplier easier and cheaper installation of their services.

Teacher. Isa PantamiMinister of Communications and Digital Economy, said so at the 4th Edition of the Forum Assisted by the Implementation of Policies (PIAFUS) on Wednesday in lakes.

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Pantami said the idea tagged: National Dig Eleven Policy would allow future network providers to install fiber by running it through existing conduit.

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Pantami, in his speech called: Laying the foundation for ubiquitous broadband for Nigeriaeconomic advance, said the policy would encourage sharing of infrastructure between stakeholders.

The minister, who was represented by Engr Usman Ali, Deputy Director of the Nigerian Communication Commission (ICON), said “Dig Once” would discourage regular digging in the country.

The minister said the synergy would promote the seamless installation of fiber ducts for effective broadband and reduce barriers for internet service providers.

According to him, the Dig Eleven Policy promotes citizen safety, reduces traffic congestion on the line, and allows for comprehensive planning.

The Executive Vice President, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta also represented by Engr Usman Ali, said that NCC, as the coordinating agency, would ensure that the policy was followed later.

Danbatta said that hopefully by the end of the year, the policy will be released.

Mister eye lobeDirector, Fiber Operations, IHS Nigeria said the policy would protect new and newly paved roads and sidewalks and improve the uniformity of construction.

He said that it would guarantee the efficient placement and without duplication of infrastructure in the Public Right of Way.

Mister chidi ajuzieGroup COO, WTES Project Limited, said the collaboration would develop an ecosystem of trust between providers.

According to Ajuzie, it will support the digital inclusion initiative, the increase in Internet speed, the decrease in the price per data unit and it will increase competition in data traffic.

Mister Omobayo AzeezChief executive, PIAFO said the summit was necessary to boost the momentum of Nigeria’s digital economy.

Azeez said achieving the 70 percent broadband penetration target by 2025 requires an ecosystem of willing and united stakeholders.

News sourceCredit: YAYA

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