Recently, the Telecom Answers Associates, a technical partner with the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC announced a business workshop on Broadband expansion program. The Business Workshop is expected to feature discussions on implementation modalities of the Program and also on topics such as Investment Opportunities in Infrastructure Extension; Content Development; Challenges of the Industry; Accessing Funding Opportunities as well as Operating Environment and Regulatory Requirements; amongst others. In this interview, the organizer of the programme, Engr. Titi Omo-Ettu shed more light on the essence of the workshop, which is to expand the reach of Broadband infrastructure in Nigeria. Excerpts:
Tell us what Broadband Expansion Programme is and what it intends to achieve?
It is an initiative that seeks to mobilise local players who are engaged in broadband solution businesses of any kind, for coordinated access to funding and capacity development with rapid spread of broadband Internet access in focus. It came as outcome of several conferences and summits which were held in the past few years on the subject of expanding the reach of broadband Internet access in Nigeria. It is conceived by our company, Telecom Answers Associates and we sought and got the collaboration of the