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Calls to revive Nigeria’s rural telephony plan


Project to connect underserved areas was suspended in 2001, owing to ‘poor execution’.

A speedy revival of Nigeria’s rural telephony project has been called for by a prominent telecommunications body in that country.

Nigeria’s government suspended the country’s National Rural Telephony Project (NRTP), which began in 2001, because of poor execution.

The first phase of the project planned to cover 218 local government areas and provide over 636,256 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) lines in all the council areas.

However, the Nigerian Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS) president Deolu Ogunbanjo has told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the project needs to be revived; so that the country can bridge the telecommunications divide between rural and urban areas.

"The Nigerian Communications Commission should bring competent telecommunications operators that could operate the service to penetrate telecommunications service to the rural areas.

"I believe with this, the rural telephony service will become alive again," he said.


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