Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Etisalat's Willsher to keynote at the Commonwealth Broadband Africa Forum 2015

Etisalat Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Willsher has confirmed participation at the forthcoming Commonwealth Broadband Africa Forum 2015, being sponsored by Etisalat Nigeria in Abuja, reports ITRealms.

The event scheduled to hold from June 16 to 17 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja, would see Mr. Willsher delivering a keynote address titled ‘The State of Broadband in 2015’.
ITRealms also gathered that a group of erudite discussants including Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission and Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet will join him to dissect his presentation which will be made on the first day of the forum. The discussions will be moderated by Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).
The forum, ITRealms gathered has the theme ‘Broadband for All: From Access to Inclusion’, would examine amongst other topics: National Broadband Plan; funding mechanics for promoting the deployment of Infrastructure, cross border connectivity and universal broadband for all.

Commenting on his company involvement, the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said that the partnership with CTO is very crucial as broadband penetration is critical to the socioeconomic welfare of Nigerians.

“The Forum will converge industry stakeholders to discuss the future of Broadband technologies especially in Nigeria. The Forum will also create opportunities for stakeholders to examine policies around Broadband access and regulatory interventions needed to promote broadband, showcase cost effectiveness and efficient technologies,” he said.

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