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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

ATCON migrates website to .ng

Determined to reform the industry, the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has migrated its website address to .ng, the nation’s country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD).

With this development, ATCON website hitherto was hosted at www.atcononline.org has been transferred to .ng, thus it could be accessed via www. atcon.org.ng.

National president, ATCON, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu, made this disclosure at the second edition of the West African Information and Communications Technology (WAFICT) congress at the three-day event, which held in Lagos.

He also invited members of ATCON in the country, both individual and corporate to be line with ATCON by domesticating their domain identity in the cyberspace.

“In this regard, we invite all members of ATCON, indeed all telecommunication firms in Nigeria to commence the domestication of their domain identity in cyberspace,” he said.

According to him, ATCON has taken the lead in migrating its own identity to atcon.org.ng and all other things related to that have been domesticated in the new Nigerian domain.

In addition, he disclosed that ATCON is working towards hosting the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in the next eight years, which is 2018.

Expressing optimism on the sectoral growth, so far, the ATCON president, stressed that the next level of corporation in the West Africa’s ICT industry is cross-border synergies.

“So, as far as positivity goes, there is hardly a better time to be here as we ride on the crest of a wave geared towards moving our industry to the next level,” he said.

The Nigerian market by all indication, he said, is not a blank canvass, hence it is necessary, and to address certain structural and infrastructural problems that might give the illusion or may be presented as if there is a saturated market on hand already.

Nevertheless, he said, the advantages of cross-border trade especially for the medium and long term future gives cause for optimism, “but only if, in the short term, we lay down plans and our modus operandi.”

ATCON, he said, is quite confident that given what the WAFICT organizers have recorded in terms of its reach and potential effect, in the context of their set objectives, “it is our view that with a well managed collaboration with other proven local initiatives, we should now be in a position to escalate our intentions to the International Telecommunications Union, (ITU), that under its auspices, Nigeria wishes to host a world class Telecommunications Expo.

“We must galvanize support as well as call on our officials in the Ministry of Information and Communications to begin to make necessary representation at the global level that we are ready to host the 2018 edition of ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference, WTDC-18,” Omo-Ettu said.

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