The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has received new awards from a variety of stakeholders for its contribution to advancing digital transformation in Nigeria.
The NCC birthed the Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM) two decades ago, ushering in a new era of public communication in Nigeria.
The new awards were given to the Commission and its management at various events commemorating Nigeria’s 20-year revolution in digital communication.
On November 11th, 2021, a conference titled 20 Years of Digital Revolution Powered by GSM was held at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre in Abuja.
On the same day, the NCC won the ‘Technology Transformer Award’ at an event hosted by E-Business Life Magazine at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the birth of GSM.
The NCC also got the ‘Regulator of the Year’ award at the New Telegraph Awards 2021, which were held on Friday, November 19, 2021, at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos.
Aside from receiving awards at yearly events organized by strategic stakeholders, such as the Nigerian telecom sector’s Oscars, the Nigeria Tech Innovations & Telecoms Awards (NTITA), the Commission has also won several awards at yearly events organized by strategic stakeholders, including the Nigerian telecom sector’s equivalent of the Oscars, the Nigeria Tech Innovations & Telecoms Awards (NTITA), 2021.
Similarly, at an event held at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, a panel comprised of various players in the telecom and ICT sectors reflected on the last 20 years of telecom liberalization under the supervision of the NCC.
The panelists agreed that the sector has undergone an irreversible, rapid revolution that has impacted every other area of the Nigerian economy.
The panelists asked the attendees to evaluate the vitality of the telecom business in terms of digital expertise and digital skills in comparison to what it was 20 years ago.
The presenters, one by one, looked at how telecoms’ accessibility, affordability, and connectivity have helped people from all walks of life, particularly those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
In order to successfully capture the breakthroughs, the panel also took stock of the overall effect of digital culture from a historical point of view.
The panelists acknowledged that there will be more advantages to be reaped from new technologies as Nigeria plans to build Fifth Generation (5G) networks.
Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs, remarked that the significant number of awards given to NCC in a fortnight demonstrated the Commission’s strong partnership with stakeholders and their belief that NCC is performing its objective.
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