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Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
Driving broadband inclusion through innovation and competition michael ikpoki, mtn nigeria
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  • 1. Driving Broadband Inclusion through Innovation and Competition Michael Ikpoki CEO, MTN Nigeria CTO Forum 2013 Abuja, Nigeria
  • 2. Outline • Our Foundation for Broadband Deployment • Driving Broadband Inclusion through Constant Innovation and Fair Competition • Drivers for Broadband Rollout • Opportunities for New ICT Products & Services • Our Common Focus & National Objectives • Realizing our Objectives • Drivers for Innovation and Competition • Closing Thoughts • Discussions and Feedback © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 3. MTN Nigeria Our Foundation for Broadband Deployment • A commitment to our vision: to deliver a bold, new digital world to our stakeholders; making our customers’ lives a whole lot brighter. • We have built Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest and most sophisticated Telecoms Network in Nigeria – as the largest telecoms investor in Nigeria with over N1trillion. • We are re-engineering our network with conversion to an all IP network coupled with intensive investment in human capacity for Broadband rollout and operation • Our service footprint covers over 766 of Nigeria's 774 LGAs, our 10,000+km fibre-optic & 11,400+km microwave transmission backbone rank amongst Africa’s most extensive. • We have led the growth in the voice market since 2001 with over 50 million subscribers • The primary broadband service dependency today is Spectrum. Our commitment to Nigeria and its economy is building confidence for investment in our sector and in Nigeria © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Driving Broadband Inclusion Drivers for Broadband Rollout • The World Bank estimates that in developing countries, a 10% increase in Broadband penetration will result in economic growth of about 1.38%. • Nigeria’s Broadband penetration rate is estimated at 10% government plans to double this to 20% by 2017. • International connectivity may be deemed sufficient (with a total of 12.9 terabits/s of bandwidth capacity at the shores), but capacity is only about 10% utilised. • The last mile remains a huge opportunity for development – the estimated current 30,000km of inter-city fibre is clearly insufficient. It is estimated that about $2 billion in funding (private and government provided) will be required annually over the next five years to bridge the broadband infrastructure gap - Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan 2013 – 2018. • As with other developing countries, there is a huge disparity in penetration at densely populated urban areas versus rural communities - a wide coverage gap at the last mile both in Broadband Penetration – Nigeria vs. BRICS, Source, ITU urban and rural areas. © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved. Current nascent appetite for Data – NCC (2012-2013)
  • 5. Driving Broadband Inclusion Drivers for Broadband Rollout • “We see a latent demand for broadband access and infrastructure to drive broadband inclusion across all strata” - GSMA • IDC estimates Private sector/SME spend on ‘Other’ data services e.g. current demand for IP VPN & Digital Leased Lines will increase from $219.1 million in 2012 to 235.6 million by 2017 • Connectivity is a key necessity for driving e– Governance, financial inclusion & electronic services in the Financial sector & other key industries • Drivers for the mass market include affordability of available smart devices, attractive content & mobile broadband coverage • Machina’s Research The Connected Life paper for the GSMA: - between 2011 and 2020 • the number of connected devices globally will grow from 9 billion to 24 • global machine-to-machine connections will rise from 2 billion to 12 billion • the global impact of the Connected Life is valued at USD4.5 trillion There is an urgent need to drive penetration & rollout of Broadband infrastructure eg fiscal & financial incentives, overlay cables over utility/social infrastructure © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 6. Opportunities for New ICT Products & Services Current Service & Product Offerings • Cloud & Data Centre Services e.g. Colocation, Data Hosting, Managed hosting • Machine-to-Machine Services e.g. Fleet management, Security & Surveillance solutions • Mobile Solutions for Corporate & SME markets (one stop shop ICT solutions) • Introduction of Managed WAN Service to the Nigerian ICT market Future Services • The Connected Life Top 10 Applications – Machina Research for the GSMA: • The Connected Car & Electric Car Charging • The Clinical Remote Monitoring • Advanced Security Systems • Assisted Living for an Aging Population • Pay as you Drive Car Insurance • New Business models for Car Usage • Smart meters – water, electricity & other utilities • Traffic Management • Advanced Facility & appliance management © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Driving Broadband Inclusion Our Common Focus & National Objectives Clear Objectives Key Features • Driving Broadband Inclusion: Nigeria has articulated very clear national broadband growth objectives and targets; its Broadband Plan is a model which other developing economies in the Commonwealth can benefit from: Goal oriented Roadmap set with timelines and clearly designated responsibilities of identified stakeholders Solutions based Current challenges to Broadband rollout identified and solutions proffered: e.g. multiple taxation & regulation, dearth of infrastructure, LTE/4G spectrum Enabling ecosystem • • • • • Policy & Regulation Provision and protection of infrastructure Provision of regulatory resources – Spectrum, Cybersecurity, Local content & skills development Demand stimulation Drive implementation via the Broadband Council: a working group of stakeholders. Target Type Medium Current (2013) Short term (2015) Medium Term (2018) Long Term (2020) National Availability/ Coverage Wireless 35% 60% 80% 95% National Penetration Wireless 6% 21% 42% 76% City Availability/ Coverage Wired 1.5% 10% 16% 25% City Penetration / Usage Wired 0.5% 3.3% 5.3% 8.3% Community Public Access Venues Wired/Wireless Hotspots 15% 25% 62% 100% © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Driving Broadband Inclusion Realizing our Objectives “Connecting the 4-plus billion people not yet connected to the Internet will require creativity, greater investment in wireless networks and innovation in service delivery” – ITU, State of Broadband Report, 2013. • Competition is key driver of investments: “private & competitive markets have successfully accelerated service delivery to a large customer base, boosting market growth, enhancing innovation, increasing subscriptions and reducing prices” (ITU, 2013) • Delivery of affordable & accessible solutions tailored to meet needs of user demographics. Fair Fair Competition Competition Constant Innovation • Practical solutions to power, education, health and delivery of social services. • Aggressive delivery of local content development ecosystem (MTN recently launched an Apps Development Competition) • Growth requires progressive infrastructure sharing models & frameworks based on best practice principles. • Device partnerships to address access/affordability gaps. • Universal service initiatives will complement competition to drive broadband dispersal to underserved areas. • Platform/technology convergence however requires regulatory convergence. © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved. • Investment in carefully deployed infrastructure to power broadband dispersion - the MTN WACs, Blaze/Yellobahn as cases in point.
  • 9. Driving Broadband Inclusion Role of Digital Participation – Case Study South Africa “It takes at least five years for the average individual’s Internet usage to develop from a physical Internet connection to online self-actualisation…”– World wide Worx, SA, Digital Participation Report, 2012 South Africa Internet User Base vs. Digital Participation Curve ‘000 Fair Competition Timely investment for Broadband inclusion is critical if proven 5-year internet actualisation needs are to be met © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Driving Broadband Inclusion Drivers for Innovation and Fair Competition The Hong Kong Example: 29.9% fixed BB & 75% mobile BB penetration - it is possible for the market to drive network roll-out with minimal government intervention and subsidy • Universal Access Infrastructure financing through competitively accessed USFs. • Govt. patronage of local solutions on a priority basis. • Robust Infrastructure Protection framework. • Smart incentives for rural roll-out commitments). • Govt-Operator rollout partnerships e.g. RoW trade-offs. Supportive Policy Outlook Fair Competition Fair Competition Constant Innovation Stakeholde r Support © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved. Regulatory Certainty/ Stability • Definitive Roadmap SMART Goals & Objectives • Innovation requires consistent & forward looking policy support. regulatory flexibility/dynamism also critical. • Private sector-led growth based on carefully articulated open-access principles. • Technology-neutral and transparent licensing & spectrum allocation (including digital dividend) • Clear/efficient LTE spectrum roadmap. • Best Practice Adherence • Participative Rulemaking
  • 11. Conclusions Closing Thoughts… • Realizing the Opportunities Broadband presents to Nigeria requires a concerted effort – facilitation of expedited broadband infrastructure rollout for the last mile, issuance of requisite spectrum, service innovation and competitive frameworks which are backed by a supportive policy, regulatory and stakeholder ecosystem offer the best platform for success. • Commonwealth government are therefore encouraged to • Allocate additional spectrum (especially Digital Dividend spectrum) to support broadband services. • Free up spectrum bands that are either unused or underutilized (including by public sector agencies) and re-allocate same to services that could use the spectrum to generate greater benefits for society. • Promote flexible use of spectrum, technology neutrality, spectrum trading and other measures which would facilitate the efficient utilization of scarce spectrum resources to support deployment at the last mile. • Provide enablers such as build-out of passive infrastructure e.g. towers and ducts, allocation of incentives, tax benefits, etc. • Eliminate (or at least reduce) last mile bottlenecks such as Right of Way challenges, security and access issues, etc. • Consider coverage obligations on licensees so as to address identified gaps within the broadband ecosystem. • Speed up implementation of good governance and other initiatives for better efficiency and transparency. © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Discussions and Feedback… © 2008 Mobile Telephone Networks. All rights reserved.

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