- The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, says the Commission is planning a subsidy package to encourage service providers in the telecom sector to expand their infrastructural base and provide better quality of service for the subscribers.
- Danbatta disclosed this on Tuesday, during the Universal Service Provision Fund, USPF interactive meeting with states’ School Knowledge Centre, SKC Desk officers at the NCC conference room, Abuja.
- He said the Commission under his leadership is determined to improve the quality of service delivery in the nation’s telecom sector, while taking into cognizance specified international standards set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and it specifies parameters.
- The EVC noted that the Commission is worries by the enormous challenges prevailing in the industry and is committed to addressing them through some deliberate policies such as incentives to operators for infrastructure and network expansion considering the fact that telecomm infrastructure are capital intensive.
‘‘We intend to prevail on operators to expand by way of having more infrastructure to be able to address the high number of subscribers to be able to access their services and the way to do that is through intervention by introducing subsidy to encourage the service providers to go into provision of telecom infrastructure, which is capital intensive.