Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Atcon Holds Telecom Executive, Regulator Forum

The Association of telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has concluded plans to host Nigeria's Telecoms Executives and Regulator Forum 2012.

The event slated for December 12, 2012 will hold at the Golden Gate Paradise, Ikoyi, Lagos will feature the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah as keynote speaker on quality of service; number portability; open access to broadband infrastructure; provision of frequency spectrum for service delivery as well as mainstreaming Local content in the Nigerian Telecoms development.

According to ATCON, the forum is open to all operators in the telecoms sector in Nigeria, and was designed to create an opportunity for key industry players to interact with the regulator, with the aim of building a continual good working relationship. It is also aimed at creating a platform for the regulator to update the industry on the regulator's directions and plans for the industry in the coming years.

ATCON said that the forum would serve as a veritable avenue for the regulator to receive feedback from the industry with a view to understanding the challenges and prospects industry players have to grapple with and explore to ensure sustained growth of the industry. Also, participants are expected to brainstorm on measures that would accelerate the expansion of telecommunications services across the federation in the years ahead.

The forum will nclude a panel discussion sessions to allow elaborate and judicious deliberations on the various sub-themes.

Some of the confirmed panelists include The CEO of key Telecoms companies in Nigeria.

The Telecom Executives and Regulator Forum 2012 is one in the series of information-sharing activities ATCON has planned for the overall benefit of the telecom industry.

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