16 Sep 2014
Spectrum and broadband are naturally the buzz words at NigeriaCom
The 5th annual NigeriaCom event opened today at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos,Nigeria, bringing together the leading figures in telecoms, ICT, Media and Finance, from across Nigeria and the wider region.
Speakers from government and regulatory bodies, mobile operators, fixed and wireless service providers, banks and vendors shared their views on the strong growth forecast for the sector while outlining the agenda for sustained improvements and best practice in this burgeoning market.
A highlight from the morning keynotes was Nitin Anand Head of Data at Airtel, who talked about the digitisation of society and how Nigeria has the chance to be even better than any nation in the world.
Also noteworthy is Eng. Festus Daudu of the ministry supporting the notion that operators are seen as partners of the government.
Resuming after the morning coffee break the sessions became more focused on network efficiency and the connectivity breakthroughs from innovative ISPs. The strategies discussed covered challenges of the Nigerian market from spectrum allocation down to rural market telecoms improvements, meeting the demand for affordable data, with contributions from, iPNX MTN and Google to name a few.
Still to come the Central Bank of Nigeria and large representation of the banking community in mobile money this afternoon.
Networking is a major part of NigeriaCom: a busy Speed Networking session took place in the morning coffee break. The day’s proceeding ended with a drinks reception hosted that carried on into the event.
“NigeriaCom is always a great event to be part of and it reflects the buoyancy of the market at present. We are proud that it remains relevant to the speakers and attendees and that we’ve had the opportunity to build out many new features this year”, says Adam Thompson, Conf.