The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE 2023) is being organized to promote the four focus areas of the National Policy on the Promotion and Implementation of Indigenous Contents in the Telecommunications Sector, (NPPIC).
According to NCC, the four focus areas are Manufacturing, Service, People as well as Research and Development for innovation in line with the Federal Government’s drive to diversify the economy.
The Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE 2023), which is the second edition after a very impressive showing at the maiden edition of the event last year, will hold in Lagos from August 22-24, 2023, at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The theme of this year’s edition is “Harnessing Indigenous Content for Economic Growth: Networking to Boost Investment”.
Meanwhile, NCC in a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Reuben Mouka has said it is mobilizing stakeholders for a remarkable outing, noting the Expo is open to multisectoral participants, including indigenous telecom operators, manufacturers, regulators, government agencies, policymakers, innovators, industry leaders, startups, other actors in the telecom ecosystem, academia and global experts to showcase their products and services, innovative solutions and new technologies.
The Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 empowers the NCC to encourage local and foreign investments in the Nigerian communications industry, introduce innovative services and practices as well as promote the participation of Nigerians in the ownership, control and management of communications companies and development of communications manufacturing and supply sectors.
The event has continued to serve as a rare assemblage of stakeholders where diverse thoughts can be shared in contexts that advance utilization of indigenous contents in the nation’s telecommunications industry.
Participation at the event requires mandatory formal registration ahead of the day of the event and the Commission has created the link: www.ntice.ncc.gov.ng for this purpose, and intending participants are advised to register before August 22, 2023.
The 2023 Expo is billed to project the achievements of indigenous content by the government for the sector and afford participants the platform to showcase their products and services, innovative solutions and new technologies.