The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has given expression to the Federal Government’s drive to promote indigenous innovative technologies in Nigeria’s telecommunication sector.
During the two-day maiden prototype and research exposition event organized by the commission which aimed at showcasing no fewer than 10 prototypes, arising from its sponsored Telecoms-Based Research Innovation Projects in the Nigerian universities, NCC selected 10 prototypes for exhibition as outputs of its telecom research project.
The top 10 prototypes include: Multiple operators’ enabled SIM, GSM communication-based walking cane robot, Powerline communications module, Home-grown electrical power charger, Low-cost GSM telephone system, Wireless power transfer device, Vital sign monitor, Plastic optical fibre cable, Wearable E-band tracker, and a Software-based nomadic base station.
Speaking at the event held at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex Abuja, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, stated that, “through the NCC’s telecoms-based research and prototype exposition, the indigenous technological capabilities of Nigerians will be fully appreciated, harnessed, and utilised towards stimulating the overall productivity and sustainability of the telecommunications industry.”
The Minister commended the Commission’s Board and Management for facilitating the delivery of the lofty policy targets contained in the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content (NPPIC) 2021.
Speaking earlier, Chairman, NCC, Board of Commissioners, Prof. Adeolu Akande, declared that the Commission will continue to provide the enabling environment to bridge the gap in the significant tripartite relationship among the academia, industry, and the government.
He encouraged participants to support Commission’s initiative to succeed, as businesses will emerge, and sustainable jobs will be available for Nigeria’s young graduates.