17 Sep 2013

NigeriaCom: Day 1 Press Release

Inatimi Spiff, NCC: “We are working hard [on quality of service] in collaboration with the operators, most of who are here” –Day one of NigeriaCom opens in Lagos.
NigeriaCom panel
NigeriaCom Day 1 panel
The 4th annual NigeriaCom opened in Lagos today with insightful analysis form the organisers, Informa Telecoms & Media, followed by the eagerly awaited keynote panel hosted by Etisalat. This brought together an impressive group of panellist including Temi Ogunbambi, Director of Network Engineering at Etisalat Nigeria, Inatimi Spiff of the Nigerian Communications Commission, and Awadhesh Kalia, CTO of Airtel. The rich and dynamic discussion set the tone for the rest of the day’s sharing of views, issues and solutions.

Day one of NigeriaCom focused on the challenges in infrastructure and remaining issues in network and connectivity across the country. The audience was treated to the wisdom and expertise of our VIP operator speakers (Airtel, MTN, Starcomms, Gicell, Vodacom...) and solutions providers (Telecom Italia Sparkle, Rancard...). The sessions on profitability in the data era and the status of LTE and Wi-Fi were particularly popular with the attendees.

The other main subject of the day was customer experience management which focused on the recently introduced mobile number portability with speakers from the CEON, NATCOMS and the NCC.
The NigeriaCom exhibition space was buzzing throughout the day with networking and business meetings. 20 exhibitors are participating in NigeriaCom showcasing their products and solutions to the market stakeholders.   Speed Networking brought together 20+ VIP guests from the region’s operators and the exhibitors. It was a great success and a unique opportunity provided by the Com World Series events. 

NigeriaCom continues tomorrow, registration opens at 8:00am at the Lagos Oriental Hotel.