NCC to deploy digital broadband in 774 LGAs

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umaru Dambata has assured Nigerians that the Commission was poised to deploy digital broadband communication technology to all the 774 local government areas in the country, to enhance quality of telecommunication services.

Dambata made the disclosure on Tuesday at the National Assembly, when he led the management of the NCC to defend the Commission’s 2020 budget proposal before the joint Committees on Communications of the Senate and House of Representatives.

During his presentation, Dambata also disclosed that the Commission had developed a strategic fiber optic deployment map that will cover all the geopolitical zones in the country for the smooth operations of the telecom operators to enhance quality of service across board.

Dambata, while speaking on the quality of services of the telecommunication operators in Nigeria, he assured the committee that the NCC was alive to its duties in monitoring the service output of the operators to ensure that Nigerians were not shortchanged by the operators.

He told the committee that the NCC has an established “key performance indicators” that was the threshold of the service delivery of the service providers and that the commission ensures that the performance indicators were strictly adhered to by the operators.

He however stated that the Commission would need the support of the National Assembly to ensure the rate of N145 per linear metre of fibre cable is respected and adhered to by all states and local government areas in the country.

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