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4th TERF underway, as Danbatta leads discussants

The 4th edition of the Nigeria’s Telecoms Executives and Regulators Forum (TERF) being hosted by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), is at advance preparation stage, with the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta leading discussants, reports ITRealms

President of ATCON, Mr. Olusola Teniola, confirmed this to ITRealms, saying that the event would hold on the 8th of December, 2016 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Lagos.

Teniola also said that the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerians Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is billed to give the keynote, expected to discourse on Quality of Service (QoS), multiple tax, forex sourcing, funding telecoms investment, the Internet Exchange, spectrum management to name a few.

The forum, Teniola noted would provide members with the understanding and knowledge of the policy and regulatory best practices. 

“It will also give information on emerging issues that Nigeria needs to consider in regulating the telecom industry, while proving an enabling and sustainable environment for the sector,” he said.

Top level management personnel of operating companies, he said, would discuss with seriousness of purpose and brainstorm on measures that would accelerate the expansion of telecommunications services across the federation in the years ahead.

Focus for TERF this year is  on  getting the best quality for services being rendered, identifying  the impacts of VAS debts  and interconnect, Internet Exchange Point, Spectrum management  and many others .There will be various panel discussion sessions to allow elaborate and judicious deliberations on the various sub-themes. 

Some CEOs of key telecoms companies in the country have already been confirmed to be panellists at the forum.

Telecoms Executives and Regulator Forum, initiated in 2012, has become one of the most important forums for regulators and policy makers in Nigeria telecom sector.   

Remmy Nweke/ED, Ops
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