Etisalat Nigeria’s Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Willsher is among eminent personalities that would be speaking at the Etisalat sponsored Commonwealth Broadband Africa Forum 2015 billed to hold from June 16 to 17 at the Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja. Willsher will be delivering a keynote address titled; ‘The State of Broadband in 2015’.
A carefully chosen group of erudite discussants including Dr. Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission and Sonia Jorge, Executive Director, Alliance for Affordable Internet will join him to dissect his presentation which will be made on the first day of the forum. The discussions will be moderated by Professor Tim Unwin, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation.
According to the organisers, the forum which is themed ‘Broadband for All: From Access to Inclusion’, would examine amongst other topics: National Broadband Plan; funding mechanics for promoting the deployment of Infrastructure, cross border connectivity and universal broadband for all.
Speaking on the partnership, the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said that the partnership with CTO is very crucial as broadband penetration is critical to the socioeconomic welfare of Nigerians.
“The Forum will converge industry stakeholders to discuss the future of Broadband technologies especially in Nigeria. The Forum will also create opportunities for stakeholders to examine policies around Broadband access and regulatory interventions needed to promote broadband, showcase cost effectiveness and efficient technologies.’’ He said.