NCC targets 120,000 km fibre deployment over next 5 years

Monday 14 September 2020 | 13:30 CET | News
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will be facilitating the deployment of 120,000 km of fibre in the next five years, New Telegraph reported. The commission said this would be achieved through the implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP 2020-2025). CEO Umar Garba Danbatta said that under his leadership, the NCC had already facilitated an increase in fibre deployment from 47,000 kilometres to 54,725 km. 

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