Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen
The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is set to hold the 4th edition of the Nigeria’s Telecoms Executives and Regulators Forum (TERF).
The event slated to hold on the 8th of December, 2016 at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos will have the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerians Communication Commission (NCC), Prof.Umar Garba Danbatta as the keynote speaker.
He will, at the forum lead discourse on Quality of Service, Multiple Tax, Forex Sourcing, Funding Telecoms Investment, The Internet Exchange, Spectrum Management and many other topical issues.
According to Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON, the forum will provide members with the understanding and knowledge of the policy and regulatory best practices. It will also give information on emerging issues that Nigeria needs to consider in regulating the telecom industry, while proving an enabling and sustainable environment for the sector.
“Top level management personnel of operating companies will discuss with seriousness of purpose and brainstorm on measures that would accelerate the expansion of telecommunications services across the federation in the years ahead” he added.
Focus for TERF this year is on getting the best quality for services being rendered, identifying the impacts of VAS debts and interconnect, Internet Exchange Point, Spectrum management and many others.
There will be various panel discussion sessions to allow elaborate and judicious deliberations on the various sub-themes.
Some CEOs of key telecoms companies in the country have already been confirmed to be panelists at the forum.
Telecoms Executives and Regulator Forum, initiated in 2012, has become one of the most important forums for regulators and policy makers in Nigeria telecom sector. Over the years, it has attracted high-level participants from regulatory authorities and private stakeholders; TERF is an excellent forum for discussion on common policy and regulatory issues affecting the sector.
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