The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has identified collaboration among stakeholders as an important factor in the success equation of the telecom industry to attract huge investments and deliver a consumer experience that exceeds expectations.
ATCON, however, pledged to work with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in order to understand how to shape, mould and create an industry that attracts further huge investments and environment where innovation creates an ecosystem that both the smaller and larger operators can co-exist to create positive shareholder’s value.
Delivering his welcome address at a special reception for the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, at the Barcelona Hotels International, Abuja, ATCON President, Mr Olusola Teniola, said ATCON would continue to advocate in a manner that is professional, mature and objective to not only protect but promote the business of its teeming members in Nigeria.
At the ATCON-organised reception, Teniola commended the minister on the recently launched documents on National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, promising to collaborate with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to realise the set broadband target of 75 per cent in the documents in the next five years by collectively removing the obstacles militating against the growth of the industry.
“No doubt the documents on National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy will help all stakeholders to have a focus as to what the government is thinking in terms of digitalising the entire country’s economy as it provides a further foundation which will eventually lead the industry to a truly digital transformation that has 5G as a central vehicle for collaborative innovation to grow our GDP and raise our GDP per capita in five year’s time,” he added
On the plan of ATCON to expedite the implementation of Digital Economy in Nigeria, Teniola said, “In 2020, in order to give complete industry support to our minister’s passion and dreams for the digital economy, the Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy under the leadership of Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and other agencies under the Ministry, ATCON would be organising a National Dialogue on Telecom and ICT in Nigeria, the whole essence is to foster the implementation of Digital Economy in Nigeria. The information on this proposed event would be shared with all concerned later.”