NCC deepens Broadband Penetration in the North-East
As part of its drive to deepen broadband penetration in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) board has granted an infrastructure company (Infraco) license to Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for north-east.
The Infraco license is based on thetoC’s Open Access Model (OAM) in line with the National Broadband Plan (NBP) of 2013 – 2018 which stipulates that Nigeria should achieve 30 percent broadband penetration by 2018. In pursuit of this goal, the NCC has so far licensed a number of companies to stimulate broadband penetration.
As at December 2017, Nigeria had attained 22% broadband penetration. The latest approval in addition to that of Zinox Technology Limited for the south-east brings to four the number of Infraco’s licensed in the country. Others are MainOne Cable Company Limited – licensed to provide services in Lagos and IHS – licensed to cover the north-central zone including Abuja.