Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Forum seeks input on plan of action

The Technical Committee of the just concluded Co-Location forum, which held in Lagos recently, has called for input into an evolving industry plan of action soon to be made public.

The event organized by Telecom Answers Associates (TAA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is expected to use the post-event comment to strengthen its proposed Plan of Action.

“We invite you to contribute to the Co-location and Infrastructure Sharing Sector plan of action,” Managing Consultant of TAA, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu said.

According to him, a business forum of telecommunication industry players and financiers was held in Lagos on May 19, 2009 with 227 delegates, 38 of them drawn from the chief executive level of telecommunications companies and financial institutions in attendance. Also, eight presentations were made and discussed.

Pointing out that the committee is, at this moment, working on the presentations and discussion to prepare an Industry Plan of Action.

“The document, which will also contain a compendium of industry on the subject matter when completed, will be forwarded to telecommunication authorities with a view to giving an industry view, which we expect will be of immense assistance to the regulatory authorities in their work,” part of the statement read, even as email copy will be sent to all delegates.

While appreciating Senator Sylvester Anyanwu, senate committee chairman on communications, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, executive vice-chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Helios Towers, the forum sponsor, the co-sponsors and the event partners for endorsing the initiative and for making it the success that it was, the committee requested those who have input, on behalf of TAA, to make on the proposed Plan of Action, whether they were at the Forum or not, to make such input by email to

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