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Telecom Operators Grow 3G, 4G Towers To 53,460 In Just Five Years

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Telecom operators in the country have grown the third generation (3G) and fourth generation (4G) base transceiver stations, BTS, to 53,460 in just five years.

This was announced by the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, while welcoming the new Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Daudu, on Tuesday.

Danbatta, while briefing Daudu on the functions and regulatory activities of the Commission, said the 3G and 4G BTS deployment in the country increased from 30,000 to 53,460 while Fibre Optic Transmission cables expanded from 47,000km to 54,725km in the last five years, resulting in improved broadband/telecoms service delivery to Nigerians.

Danbatta briefed Daudu on NCC’s enabling laws, mandates, structure, implementation approach of mandates and methodology.

He also touched on focus and targets, scorecards, a new Strategic Management Vision, SVP, which the commission will soon unveil.

According to Danbatta, through the effective regulatory regime of his administration, the Commission has helped telecoms operators increase deployment of infrastructure, which in turn helped to improve broadband penetration and other related service delivery in the telecoms industry.

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