- The federal government has called for telecom companies to reduce the price of data and calls for Nigerians
- The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, made the demand for data reduction
- Pantami said the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive migration to digital platforms
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The federal government has called for telecom companies to reduce the price of data and calls for Nigerians.
The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, made the demand for data reduction, The Nation reported.
Telecom companies in Nigeria have been asked to reduce the price of data and calls. Photo credits: Weetracker.com
In a statement issued through his media aide, Uwa Suleiman, the minister urged telecom companies to reduce the price to reciprocate the federal government’s gesture of in ensuring the protection of telecom infrastructures across the country.
The minister stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive migration to digital platforms.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered all security agencies to ensure the protection of telecom infrastructures across the country.
The minister of communications and digital economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, disclosed that the president’s order was directed to the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) the Department of State Security (DSS) the police and the Civil Defence Corps.
Pantami said the president’s order was given at the request of the minister of communications and the digital economy.
In another news report, Africa is set to start enjoying better and faster and internet as social media giant Facebook Inc and some of the world's largest telecom carriers including China Mobile Ltd. are collaborating to build a giant sub-sea cable.
Bloomberg reported that the cable will help bring more reliable and faster internet across the African continent.
Legit.ng gathered that the project which is tagged 2Africa will cost about $1 billion.
The undersea long cable which will cover 37,000-kilometre will connect Europe to the Middle East and 16 African countries.
2Africa is expected to come into operation by 2024 and will deliver more than the combined capacity of all sub-sea cables serving Africa. In January 2020, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa experienced slow internet service after two undersea cables were damaged.
Facebook is also partnering with two other giant wireless carriers in Africa in the new project. When finished, the 2Africa cable will be one of the longest in the world. Google had announced its own sub-sea cable connecting Europe to Africa in 2019, using a route down the west coast.
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