By Emmanuel Elebeke
Preparations are already in top gear to hold this years Nigerian Network Operators Group(ngNOG) workshop scheduled to hold in the second week of October at the University of Port Harcourt, Abuja campus.
Organisers have announced that the week long event which would holdÂ between the 10th and 17th would coincide with the 5th anniversary of the workshop hosted every year by the Nigerian ICT forum of partnership institutions.
The forum at itâ€™s conferences seeks to foster cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Nigeria. It is strongly anticipated that top deliberations to be mused over at this yearâ€™s conference would be on the outcome of the just concluded Broadband for Nigeria Stakeholderâ€™s forum which took place last month at the NCCE hall in Abuja.
At the event, broadband stakeholders in the countryÂ had sent a firm message to the federal government stating firmly that Broadband is the medium that is needed to ensure a successful, sustainable and inclusive achievement of the nationâ€™s MGD commitment and vision 2020. Intending participants at the event are already hinting that the conference would further reecho this assertion made at the forum.
The broadband conference had further asserted that for Nigeriaâ€™s MDG commitments and Vision 202020 to reach their target audience in all the 774 Local Governments, it will require a substantial completion of fixed Broadband infrastructure that gives optimum connectivity within the country and to the global internet.
This years forum, stakeholders hope would further push onward the fight for broadband in the country
Last year the University of Ilorin, Kwara State had hosted the workshops.