Group urges FG to allocate Internet frequency on regional basis

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LAGOS – The the Nigeria Group (NIG), Mr Adebayo Banjo, on Sunday urged the Federal issue frequency licence on regional basis.

Banjo told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos doing so would ensure the acceleration across the country.

He said the allocation frequency on level was allowing Internet penetration reach desired levels in Nigeria.

policy of awarding licence encourages anti -competitive activities among big and small operators and can also lead sabotage,’’ he said.

Banjo, is also an Information Technology (IT) expert, called on the to allow a level playing field, influence Internet penetration a policy and help to protect innovations.

According to him, there is the need for government to manage problems affecting acceleration of Internet in Nigeria.

He identified such problems to include cost, speed, reliability and devices.

Banjo also appealed to the government to subsidise the Internet delivery cost and bandwidth for at least five years, noting the subsidy would serve as an incentive and attract investors into the business.

“Until the house helps, motor-park touts and women start browsing, we have achieved the desired Internet penetration.

the exploding population of youths, one of the major problems we have is .

“One of those things that can create jobs in a country is the Internet; hence, the Internet can help government to create jobs,’’ he said.

Banjo said that had and developmental like Nigeria but had leveraged on the huge potential provided by the Internet to solve them. (NAN)