The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is gearing up to showcase the strides it has made in promoting indigenous content within the telecommunications sector during the second edition of the Nigerian Telecommunications Indigenous Content Expo (NTICE 2023).
This event is scheduled to take place from August 22 to 24, 2023, at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Under the theme “Harnessing Indigenous Content for Economic Growth: Networking to Boost Investment,” the commission is actively engaging stakeholders for what promises to be an exceptional event, building upon the notable success of the inaugural edition last year.
The coordination of NTICE is overseen by the commission’s Nigeria Office for Developing the Indigenous Telecom Sector (NODITS), responsible for effectively implementing the National Policy on the Promotion and Implementation of Indigenous Contents in the Telecommunications Sector (NPPIC).
This exposition is designed to accommodate participants from various sectors, including indigenous telecom operators, manufacturers, regulators, government agencies, policymakers, innovators, industry leaders, startups, other key players in the telecom ecosystem, academia and global experts. The objective is for these stakeholders to showcase their products and services, innovative solutions and emerging technologies.
The Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) of 2003 empowers the NCC to encourage local and foreign investments in the Nigerian communications industry. This includes introducing innovative services and practices and fostering Nigerian participation in the ownership, control and management of communication companies, as well as supporting the development of communication manufacturing and supply sectors.
In alignment with the provisions of the NCA 2003, NTICE 2023 seeks to promote the four core focus areas of the NPPIC (manufacturing, service, people and research and development). These areas are pivotal in driving innovation and aligning with the Federal Government’s agenda to diversify the economy.
The NTICE event has consistently served as a platform where a diverse range of ideas can be shared, facilitating the advancement of the utilisation of indigenous content in Nigeria’s telecommunications sector.
Participation in the event mandates formal registration prior to the event day. The commission has established a registration link (www.ntice.ncc.gov.ng) for this purpose, urging prospective participants to complete their registration by August 22, 2023.
In a recent conversation with the NCC’s in-house media, the executive vice-chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta reiterated that NTICE stands as Nigeria’s largest annual event centred on indigenous telecoms, technology, startups, manufacturing and innovation. It serves as a conduit for stakeholders to forge meaningful connections, fostering a better understanding of the achievements and immense potential of a tech-driven digital economy.
According to a statement from the commission’s director of public affairs, Reuben Muoka the NTICE 2023 expo will spotlight the government’s achievements in promoting indigenous content within the sector. The event will offer participants a platform to showcase their products and services, as well as innovative solutions and emerging technologies. This event underscores the NCC’s ongoing commitment to the growth and development of the indigenous telecommunications industry.