The The Nigerian Communications Commission has stated that vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure has a negative impact on communities as it reduces coverage area and leads to dead zones on networks resulting in poor quality of service and poor quality. of experience for telecommunications consumers.
NCC’s Executive Vice President and CEO, Prof. Umar Danbatta revealed this during the second edition of the Village Square Dialogue with a focus on “protecting telecommunications infrastructure for better quality of service: the role of residents”, which was held recently.
This was revealed in a statement signed by Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde
Danbatta, who was represented by the NCC’s Technical Standards and Network Integrity Manager, Bako Wakil, communities must protect telecommunications infrastructure and allow equipment to be installed and maintained or repaired to ensure a better delivery of telecommunications services.
He said that members of the respective communities must guard against the destruction of telecommunications infrastructure by promptly notifying service providers of ongoing road construction activities by companies or government agencies to avoid potential service disruptions. result from damaged infrastructure.
He said protecting telecommunications infrastructure is now important in any community because the ability to connect and communicate is fundamental to human existence given its central role in improving business, government services, education, communities and families to share information through seamless connections.
Danbatta said, “Today you just need a computer, a smartphone and an internet connection to do so many things and the telecommunications infrastructure in your communities provides the essential facilities that support Internet access to these devices and therefore you need to protect the infrastructure. .”
He added that protecting telecommunications infrastructure helps create jobs, promote e-commerce, help farmers in villages connect with potential buyers in cities, as well as improve connectivity in rural areas. and urban.
He said, “Therefore, as a community, you should report instances of vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure to the nearest law enforcement officers such as the Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, and share the adequate information received from NCC with your family, friends. , neighbors. We believe that with your cooperation as essential players in the telecommunications industry, we can all work with law enforcement authorities to protect the telecommunications infrastructure in your community.
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