" ITREALMS: Bisi Olaleye to unveil book on telecoms

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Bisi Olaleye to unveil book on telecoms

Telecoms industry in Nigeria is gearing up to witness the unveiling of another chronicle authored by Mrs. Olabisi Olaleye of the Sun Newspapers in her work entitled ‘Our Nigerian Story,’ reports ITRealms.

A press statement by Olaleye noted that the past 15 years has witnessed successes, countered challenges and continued to exude tremendous prospects for economic development, pointing out that chronicling these milestones forms the key contents of a new book to be unveiled later this year in the nation’s telecoms sector.

Olaleye, a multiple award-winning journalist, said the work recounts the experiences of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) operators in Nigeria since the sector’s liberalisation in 2001.

'Our Nigerian Story' , is the first of its kind in the nation’s sector, that catalogues the development of the telecoms industry, starting from 2001, when the various companies came into the country to invest, even when the Nigeria’s business climate was adjudged ‘a  war zone and porous’ by the international communities.

The book highlights how the demographic dividend or the large population in Nigeria then (which is still growing), served as a critical factor that attracted telecoms investment into the country with the sector now boasting of over $32 billion from about $500 million in 2001.

“In this book, the various telcos, Agencies, retail phone dealers share their experiences, the NCC’s involvement, the Ministry of Communication Technology or Ministry of Communications support and the numerous challenges faced in a system that is not too conducive for business, while leveraging on their strengths for more improvement in the sector,” Olaleye said, while providing insight into the contents of the soon-to-be-launched book.

In addition, other providers, such as the Value-Added Services (VAS) provider, which ride on the networks of the main telecoms networks, also tell their stories. 

Visafone, the ‘last man standing’ in the Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA segment of the telecoms industry, also tells its story.

Olaleye hails from Ake, Abeokuta South of Ogun State and a 1998 graduate of Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic, now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic. She has undergone several local and international trainings to enhance her career.

Currently, she works with The SUN Publishing Limited Nigeria, publishers of The Sun newspaper titles and with over 12-year experience in journalism, she has  several awards in her kitty including ’Rotary International Humanitarian Report Award’(2012), triple winner of 'Best ICT Reporter of the Year' awards and is married with children.

ITREALMS ... everything news digitally!

No comments:

Featured post @ITREALMS

Call for Papers & Participation – 2024 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D)

ITREALMS ... making leadership SENSE with digital news! The Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series is organised by  ITREALMS   Media and hosted ...