The Executive Management of Bharti Airtel Group, this evening, paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Head Office in Abuja. The Group’s Management was led by Rughunath Mandava, CEO of Bharti Airtel Limited.
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who led the NCC management team to received the Group thanked Mandava and Bharti Airtel for making the time to visit the Commission. The EVC recalled efforts made by Nigeria to achieve and exceed the 2018 target of 30% broadband penetration. He informed the Group that Nigeria already achieved 33% broadband penetration as at February 2019 and stated that these feats were possible because of the efforts of stakeholders, including Airtel Group and other network providers that invested in massive expansion programmes across Nigeria.
Prof. Danbatta said a new target is yet to be set but he assured his visitors that NCC and the Federal Ministry of Communications will set a much higher broadband penetration target in the next couple of years.