By Angeleen Nkwocha
The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has assured Nigerians of better telecommunication service across the country.
This was made known on Wednesday in Abuja by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta during a visit by delegates of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other telecom operators.
Danbatta while addressing the delegates said: “With lots of innovative activities going on in the ICT world which we don’t want to keep to ourselves but showcase to the world, am sure the effort by ITU to resolve the problems between operators and service providers will be received with lots of delight because it’s an issue that NCC is waiting for to provide solution on the basis of global best practices and we hope we can leverage on whatever recommendation ITU will be putting in place to resolve this matter in the not too distance future.
“We are looking at how we will bring in artificial intelligence to improve the quality of service and other factors that will impact positively on the fortunes of the telecommunication sectors in this country, we will continue to give support to research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) not because it is trending but because it can provide solutions to problems in the telecommunication sectors”, he said.
The Chief Executive Officer, MTN, Nigeria, Ferdi Moothan, who spoke on Data network in the country noted that there is need for more of the 3G Data rather than the 4G that is gradually circulating.
According to him, “What is important in Nigeria now is there is still need for the 3G Data due to the traffic accrued to it, although we have 4G in major cities in the country but the speed is very low compared to 3G but with the basic infrastructure in place you can look at the 4G basic agreement for effective roaming while still working also on the 4G roaming”.
The ITU is integral to the development of ICT in Africa and is in tune with broadband deployment to sustain the nation’s socio-economic development through continued and deepened partnerships. Nigeria has been a long standing member of the ITU council and a flag bearer for the interest of Africa and other developing Nations as a whole.