NCC Vows to Surpass 70% Broadband Penetration Target by 2025
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta has restated the commission’s commitment to achieve and surpass the 70% broadband penetration target by 2025.
He made this known recently at the Nigeria Academy of Engineering (NAEng.) where he received the Platinum Award. He assured Nigerians of the commission’s commitment to driving digital connectivity aimed at bridging extant clusters of access gaps in the country.
Noteworthy, NCC has been working to ensure increased broadband penetration in line with Federal Government’s targets as contained in the Nigerian National Broadband Pan (NNBP), 2020-2025, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in March 2020.
“We have a target of 70 per cent broadband penetration by 2025, as contained in the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP). We are around 50 per cent currently and I can assure you that we are hopeful that we will achieve and surpass that target,” he said.
According to the commission, having a robust broadband infrastructure will play a greater role in fast-tracking the effective deployment of 5G technology and facilitate availability of other emerging technologies earlier itemized.