The Nigerian Communications Commission will on August 1-2, 2022 at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island-Lagos hold what it tagged as the maiden edition of the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE2022).
The expo, according to a notice signed by NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, will promote the four focus areas of the National Policy on the Promotion and Implementation of indigenous content in the telecommunications sector (NPPIC), which are Manufacturing, Service and Software, People, Research and Development for innovation in line with the Presidential Mandate to diversify the economy.
With the theme: “Stimulating the Development of Indigenous Content through Innovation and Commercialization” the event is focused on bringing together all stakeholders in the communications value chain and serving as a platform where practicable ideas and solutions can be birthed for the purpose of stimulating demand and supply of indigenous solutions, technologies, capacity building, amongst others.
It will also support the development of new businesses and partnerships to benefit indigenous content in the telecoms value chain while enabling networking with various industry professionals. It shall be an event where all categories of stakeholders shall converge to discuss ideas and solutions as well as showcase their indigenous products and services.
“NCC is presenting the opportunity and inviting indigenous operators, manufacturers, regulators, government agencies, policymakers, innovators, influencers, industry leaders, startups, academia and global experts to an exhibition to showcase their products and services, innovative solutions and new technologies,” the notice reads.
It added that exhibition stands have been categorized into Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and empty space respectively, however, due to the limited number of spaces, NCC is inviting interested companies, service providers, industry bodies, manufacturers, innovators, Government Agencies, to indicate participation in the exhibition by sending their Expression of Interest (EoI) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, noting that EOI must be sent before 12:00 noon on Friday, 15 July 2022.
NCC is the Federal Government agency responsible for regulating the communications industry in Nigeria. As a commitment to its mandate as stipulated in the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 Section 1(d-f), the Nigeria office for developing the indigenous telecom sector (NODITS) was established in July 2021 to vigorously pursue the implementation of the National Policy on the Promotion and Implementation of indigenous contents in the telecommunications sector (NPPIC) and to project the achievements of indigenous content by the government for the sector.