9mobile identifies poor infrastructure blocking access to IT

Nigeria’s telecom firm, 9mobile, has reported that poor investment in information technology infrastructure is impeding access to telecommunications.

The fourth national carrier added that Nigeria, like many other developing countries, remained below the required level of investment in infrastructure required for improved efficiencies and flow for economic growth and innovation.

The Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, of the firm, Mr Abdulrahman Ado, said at the year’s World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD).

He said it was, therefore, critical that efforts were intensified to invest in the infrastructure that promotes quality connectivity.

“Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times” as theme, 9mobile said in order to speed up Nigeria’s economic development and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in particular, there is a need to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.”

This, it says, can be achieved with the deployment of digital infrastructure across the country.

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