MTN Nigeria said it is committed to the advancement of the Nigerian telecommunications industry and the delivery of qualitative service to subscribers across the country despite the challenges of the global economic meltdown, as itÂ supports Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Annual conference.
This was disclosed at the just concluded NBA annual general conference which was jointly sponsored by MTN.
In a speech, Oyeronke Oyetunde, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs, MTN Nigeria, said the company is a GSM service provider that was committed to ensuring the business development and empowerment of Nigerians by providing quality network service, customer service and value to its subscribers.
â€œMTN Nigeria has moved from ordinary GSM technology to the third generation (3G) in order to ensure the delivery of quality voice and data services, voice and video, GPS, Hi-speed mobile broadband, messaging, mobile TV and internet services. The mobile broadband is a driver for growth and development as it allows cost effective services such as field operations, medical assistance, reporting the traffic situation on the roads, supporting the local police, internet access and entertainment,â€ she said.
Oyetunde maintained that the International Data Transmission (SAT 3) is one major challenge to the industry because the only international transmission link is subject to several constraints and constant outage.
According to her, the other industry challenges were inadequate infrastructure, inefficient power supply which is responsible for 60 per cent network failure, multiple taxation system, global economic down turn and Naira devaluation.
She expressed concern on the need to understand technology issues and operations in the telecommunications sector in order to foster the development of the laws that address telecommunications issues. She advocated judicial activism in this area of legal practice to establish precedents necessary for the growth of the telecommunication industry in Nigeria.
The NBA annual general conference witnessed the convergence of over 10,000 legal practitioners across the country, in what is regarded as the largest assembly of lawyers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference was aimed at ensuring the development of the legal practice as well as improving the judicial system in Nigeria.