Stakeholders’ Forum for ITU Telecom World 2016 Holds


As preparations for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016 are intensified, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Stakeholders will next week hold a forum in Lagos.

The forum, which is open to policy makers, regulatory agencies, network operators, value added service providers, equipment vendors, software specialists, innovators, banks and financial institutions, among others, will open opportunities for all to rub minds on the benefits of ITU events in general and the yearly ITU Telecom World 2016 in particular.

The forum, which will hold in , Ikeja, is being packaged by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
Director, Public Affairs at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Tony Ojobo, in a statement said Nigeria’s theme for this year’s edition of ITU Telecom World is “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria” and that the country is expected to showcase its achievements and opportunities in its fast growing ICT Sector.
Participants at ITU Telecom World 2016 will have the opportunity to exhibit, showcase their services, attend ITU fora, host sessions, network and engage international participants across the globe through key visibility platforms presented at the event.

ITU Telecom World 2016 holds in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 – 17.
In the light of multiple benefits derivable by participants, the stakeholders forum will be hosted for stronger collaboration towards a common goal to deepen ICT penetration in Nigeria.

The LOC will provide answers to participants at the forum which is going to be interactive.
Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta; Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Limited, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure; his Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited counterpart, Ms. Abimbola Alale are among those slated to give keynote addresses.
The Vice President, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Dikko and the acting Director General of Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji among others will also share their experiences at previous ITU Telecom World events.

ITU Telecom World 2016 has the theme: “Collaboration in the digital economy” and will feature top level CEO/Ministerial roundtables and open dialogues between governments and business leaders, among others.