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Telecommunications Policy in Nigeria

Telecommunications Policy in Nigeria
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Author(s): Joseph Welfare Irivwieri (Delta State Library Board, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 12
Source title: Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Esharenana E. Adomi (Delta State University, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-847-0.ch043

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the Nigerian National Telecommunications Policy. It describes Nigerian telecommunications development in the country, telecommunications policy in Nigeria., the 2000 national telecommunications policy including its objective and other components of the policy, telecoms regulatory agencies - government, ministry of communications, Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC), policy implementation and review, emerging telecoms policy directions, and impact of telecoms regulatory policy. It is concluded that the implementation of the policy has resulted in number of telecom subscribers. The chapter calls on the Nigerian government to implement it new policy directions.

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