“The pricing and the availability of broadband today bears many similarities to the pre GSM telecoms market – access to voice services was expensive if you got it and it didn’t always work because of infrastructure issues – remember those days of picking up the phone from the cradle and waiting for a dial tone! Average broadband speeds today are slow and with a penetration rate of just 6% or thereabouts it is not ubiquitous – demand has already far outstripped supply. In the light of these corollaries, I would suggest that the same three things that fuelled our success in voice will fuel our success in the delivery of broadband servcies in Nigeria – clear government policy, effective and independent regulation that attracts the necessary investments and again spectrum“, Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, told the Nigeria Broadband Forum organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Thursday in Lagos.
“Broadband demand has far outstripped supply in Nigeria”, CommTech Minister says
July 28, 2012 By Leave a Comment