Thurs. 25th
March 2021

Virtual
Meeting

23
Speakers

About the event

The need to hold the maiden edition of Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector on the New National Broadband Plan 2020- 2025 with a theme – Realizing the new set target of 70% of Broadband Penetration slated for Thursday, March 25, 2021 is one of the efforts that the Association has put in place to support the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

The National Executive Council of ATCON places emphasis on the buy-in of the various sub-groups under the membership of ATCON to ensure and guarantee that the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 is adequately positioned to deliver its ultimate purposes for the generality of Nigerians more quickly. Traditionally, ATCON as an organization usually gives its members the opportunity to review and provide insightful approaches and solutions along with Ministry, NCC, NITDA and State Governments as to what needs to be done to contribute to various programmes and projects that are earmarked for the successful implementation of the previous National Broadband Plan under past ministers.

Strategic Objectives

  1. To compliment the various strategic activities already embarked upon by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
  2. To achieve the set target of Broadband penetration in Nigeria with great speed.
  3. To leverage on the wide spectrum of ATCON sub-group for effective participation in the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 by giving them the opportunity to access the plan and suggest various ways to speed up the realization of the established target by the government.
  4. To serve as a veritable platform to galvanize the needed input that reflect the thinkings of the telecom and ICT sector.
  5. An opportunity to review the relevance of the Nigerian policy environment vis-a-vis the telecom operating environment.

Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is expected to deliver the Principal Keynote Address on "Enhancing the contributions of sub-sector in the Nigerian national broadband plans through enabling policies" while Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Engr Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, Director-General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)would share their respective commissions and agency's perspective via a paper presentation on "Aggregating the potentials of the sub-sector to meet the new broadband set target of 70%". Some industry thought leaders have also been invited to make contributions based on the sub-sectors.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

Honorable Minister
Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta

EVC/CEO Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC)

Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

DG/CEO National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

Engr. Aliyu Aziz Abubakar

DG/CEO National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)

Engr. Ubale Ahmed Maska

Chair Nigeria National Broadband Plan Implementation Steering Committee

Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani

President ATCON/Chief Host

Confirmed Speakers

Schedule

PROGRAMME OF EVENT
11:30am – 11:35am Opening/National Anthem
11:35am – 11:40am Recognition of Special Guests by the Moderator
- Engr Ikechukwu Nnamani, President ATCON
11:40am – 11:50am Welcome Address by Engr Ikechukwu Nnamani, President ATCON
11:50am – 12:05pm Principal Keynote Address
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami
Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy
12:05pm – 12:35pm Government/Regulators Paper Presentations
  1. Prof Umar Garba Danbatta,
    EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

  2. Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi,
    Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

  3. Engr Aliyu Aziz Abubakar
    Director-General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
12:35pm – 12:45pm Overview of the New Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025
Engr. Ubale Ahmed Maska
Chair, Nigerian National Broadband Plan Implementation Steering Committee
12:45pm – 2:00pm Subsector Representatives Paper Presentations
  1. MNOs
    Segun Ogunsanya, Managing Director, Airtel Networks Limited
    Ernest Ndukwe, Chairman, Board of Directors, MTN Nigeria

  2. Submarine/Undersea Cable Operators
    Funke Opeke, Managing Director, MainOne

  3. Internet Services Providers (ISP) - Wholesale Segment
    Biodun Omoniyi, Managing Director, VDT Communications

  4. Satellite Operators
    Abimbola Alale, Managing Director/CEO, NIGCOMSAT
    Eran Shapiro, Spacecom (owners of Amos-17 Satellite)

  5. Manufacturers’ Representative
    Alex Yangxudong, Deputy Managing Director, Huawei Nigeria

  6. Over The Top (OTT) Players
    Fargani Tambeayuk, Africa Public Policy Manager, Connectivity, Facebook

  7. Data Centre Operators
    Ayotunde Coker, Managing Director, Rack-Center Limited
    Prof Muhammed Bello Abubakar, Managing Director/CEO, Galaxy Backbone
    Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centers

  8. Metro-Fibre Operators
    Henry Iseghohi-Okojie, Managing Director/CEO, BroadBased Communication Limited

  9. Cloud Computing
    Wole Abu, Managing Director, Liquid Telecoms

  10. Internet Services Providers (ISP) - Retail Segment
    Segun Okuneye, Divisional CEO – ipNX Business

  11. Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Operators
    Bimpe Olaleye, Group Executive Director, Commercials, ipNX Nigeria Limited

  12. FINTECH/e-Commerce Operators
    Babatunde Obrimah, Chief Operating Officer, FinTech Association of Nigeria (FinTechNGR)

  13. eGovernment Services Providers
    Patrick Ede, Director of Operations, Philips Project Centre Ltd

  14. Equipment Dealers
    Wale Owoeye, Ag. Managing Director, Cedarview Communication Ltd.

  15. Wifi Hotspot Services Providers
    Akin Marinho, Managing Director/CEO, Netzplan Resources Limited (Fiam Wifi)

  16. The Role of Industry Association in the implementation of government policies
    Ajibola Olude, Executive Secretary, ATCON
2:00pm – 2:20pm Questions and Responses
2:20pm – 2:25pm Vote of thanks by Mr Ibrahim Dikko
1st Vice President, ATCON
2:25pm – 2:30pm Closing

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