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  2. 2. Outline• Introduction: the story so far• Mid-term Review: Ministry Priorities– Connect Nigeria– Connect Nigerians– Innovation, Job Creation and Local Content– ICT in Government– Enabling Environment• Conclusion: the next two years© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 2
  4. 4. The story so far• Ministry created in 2011 out of a recognition of the role ofICT:– economic development  wealth and job creation– social development  facilitating expansion of social servicedelivery across dispersed population• Concentration of focal ICT agencies under one umbrella– achieving better sectorial performance by reducing duplication– capitalising on synergies between complementary agencies– achieving economies of scale and scope to deliver value to theNigerian economy and society© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 4
  6. 6. Ministry PrioritiesTo deliver on the promises of the transformation agenda byaddressing the challenges in the ICT industry and leveraging theopportunities in ICT for socio-economic development:© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 6Speed up the building out ofcommunications infrastructure sothat all of Nigeria has access togood quality telecom services andhigh-speed internetEnsure that Nigerians haveaffordable and reliable access todevices and have the capacity touse them; so that all Nigerians canshare in the benefits of ICTsCONNECTNIGERIA© Hamilton Research Ltd., 2013CONNECTNIGERIANS
  7. 7. Ministry Priorities© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 7Lower the barriers to entry andincrease the participation ofNigerian companies in the ICTsector; and stimulate job creationin the industryIncrease the adoption of ICTs bygovernment to achieve greatertransparency, efficiency, andproductivity in governance andcitizen engagementProvide a predictable and stableenvironment that supports thedevelopment of the ICT sectorICT INGOVERNMENTLOCALCONTENTENABLINGENVIRONMENT
  9. 9. Connect Nigeria© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 9Increased Access to ICT Services 2011 2012 2013 2015% Teledensity• Fixed lines• Mobile subscriptions0.5%68.5%1.5%71.5%1.8%83%10%98%% of Population with Internet access• % Access of rural population29%1.5%34%1.6%36% 42%% Mobile phone coverage of rural areas NA 40% NA 60%100% by 2017Cost of Broadband subscription(3Gb package/yr)N93,000 N72,000 N60,000 N36,00050% ReductionSpeed of Broadband Access (Mb/sec) 1.0* 1.8* 2.4* 5.0* Actual speeds are of those available in cities (Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt)
  10. 10. Connect Nigeria• Context:– Whilst the number of mobile (GSM) subscribers is increasing, fixedline subscribers has stagnated, and fixed wireless declined– Connectivity is concentrated in urban, commercial areas; approx. 40%of rural areas has no mobile coverage– Challenges in the operating environment are constituting a limitingfactor on further expansion of telecom networks and quality ofservice• What we need to do:– Increase the spread and scope (i.e. types of technologies) ofcommunications infrastructure across Nigeria– Prioritise roll-out to un-served and under-served areas© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 10
  11. 11. Infrastructure Expansion 2010 versus 2013© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 11MICROWAVETRANSMISSION# of Base StationsSATELLITE# of SatellitesCovering countryFIBRE-OPTICTERRESTRIALDistance (Km)FIBRE-OPTICUNDERSEACapacity (Tb/sec)
  12. 12. SATELLITE# of SatellitesCovering countryMicrowave Transmission© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 12MICROWAVETRANSMISSION# of Base Stationsbtw4,000 to5,000FIBRE-OPTICTERRESTRIALDistance (Km)FIBRE-OPTICUNDERSEACapacity (Tb/sec)The number of base stations in Nigeria hasincreased exponentially since the inceptionof GSM providers. From 116 in 2001 to about21,000 by 2010The pace of growth has however slowedeven as some existing base stations havebeen decommissioned as a result of terrorattacks, theft and vandalisation
  13. 13. Growth in Base Station Deployment© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 13Factors impeding/slowing down deployment:1.Higher set-up and operating costs - due to multiple taxation fees and levies;lack of sustainable power supply; vandalisation and theft of equipment2.Delays and ‘opportunity costs’ - due to multiple regulation and un-standardised application and approval processes3.Security challenges - vulnerability of infrastructure and personnelAbout 150 Base Stations were lost in2012 due to bombings and flooding;twice as many dependent BaseStations were also affected
  14. 14. Where We Are Now and Where We Need To Be© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 142013 2018Circa 60,00027,000 Operators committed tospend at least US$6bn oninfrastructure as from2013However, investmenthampered by:• Increasing incidencesand values of taxesand levies requestedby States• delays in obtainingapproval to buildBase StationsIncludes US$3bn syndicate loanfacility extended to majoroperator in the market = biggestfinancial deal in sub-SaharanAfrica Communications SectorRequest for N250m Ecology Taxfrom operators to deploy BaseStationsOperators waiting for 6 monthsfor approval to deploy 300 BaseStationsSignificantly more basestations need to be deployedacross the country to meetnational target of a five-foldincrease in broadbandpenetration by 2018
  15. 15. What the Ministry has Done• Facilitated increased confidence in the Nigerian communicationssector leading to willingness to increase investment ininfrastructure– Secured commitment of Government at the highest level• His Excellency, Mr President facilitated merger of three (3) CDMA operators• His Excellency, Mr Vice President led Delegation to ITU Telecom World 2012• Engaged with industry stakeholders to identify challenges andnegotiate solutions– Secured agreement with State Governments via National EconomicCouncil to eliminate multiple taxation and streamline application andapproval processes– Harmonised regulation of base stations between NCC and NESREA© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 15
  16. 16. What the Ministry has Done• Extending communications infrastructure to un-served andunder-served areas– Accelerated Mobile Phone Expansion (AMPE-BTS) programmeis helping to deploy Base Stations in rural areas• Total of 54 Base Stations installed; 28 more planned for 2013– Rural Broadband Initiative (RUBI) provides wholesale internetbandwidth to ISPs, Cyber cafes, and ICT centres likeCommunity Communication Centres (CCC) in ruralcommunities• Of the 18 pilot sites selected, 12 are 95% complete and transmissiontesting is currently on-going in Akure and Osogbo© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 16
  17. 17. Fibre-Optic Networks© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 17FIBRE-OPTICUNDERSEACapacity (Tb/sec)FIBRE-OPTICTERRESTRIALDistance (Km)Approx. 30,000km of fibrehad been laid as at 2010.Additional 11,000km was laidsince then (of which 4,000over power line)However additional fibre ismainly duplications along afew commercial routesSince then an additional 5.1Tb/s of capacity has beenadded making a total of10Tb/sThis total is expected toincrease further to a potential15Tb/s by the end of the yearAccess to a potential 4.76Tb/sof international bandwidthcapacity as at time Ministrywas createdThe roll-out of the terrestrial fibre-opticnetwork is not keeping pace with theincreasing international bandwidthlanding on Nigeria’s shores
  18. 18. National Backbone Network© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 18© Hamilton Research Ltd., 2013Pace of deployment influenced byamount operators have availablefor actual construction once permitsand levies have been paid for
  19. 19. Build Cost – Long Haul (“Inter-State”)© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 1940% 20% 40%Right-of-WayTaxes &Levies Civil Works, Fibre & Equipment5 93%BEFOREAFTERPercentages are indicative**Worked with the Federal Ministry of Works to review regulations onFederal Right of Way (RoW)Result is that process of applying for RoW has been standardised andapplications are processed within 21 days. Furthermore, the price ofRoW has been reduced to N145,000 per linear km
  20. 20. Build Cost – Metro (“Intra-City”)© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 2040% 30% 20%Right-of-Way Taxes & LeviesCivil Works, Fibre& Equipment5 10 85%BEFOREAGREEDPercentages are indicative**Procurement of right ofway in States rangesbetween N690,000 toN6.5m per linear kmIncludes: Yearly OperatingLevy, Ecology Tax, SanitationLevy, Town Planning Fee etc.
  21. 21. What the Ministry has Done• Worked with Ministry of Works to standardise applicationprocess and pricing for right-of-way at Federal level• Developing of legal instruments to secure ICT infrastructureNationwide• Obtained commitment by State Governments (via the NationalEconomic Council) to collaborate on multiple taxes andregulations– Negotiated single tax payment to all State government agencies onannual basis– Streamlined right-of-way applications to be processed in 30 daysand revising price downwards from as high as N6.5m per linear kmto N145,000 per linear km– Issue Executive Order protecting key infrastructure pending passageof Critical Infrastructure Bill© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 21
  22. 22. What the Ministry has Done• Obtained commitment by Operators to collaborate with StateGovernments– Operate a “dig-once policy” - make all ducts available on an openaccess basis to eliminate multiple deployments and damages toState infrastructure– Agreement to lay passive fibre to all State Institutions within 1km ofoperator’s proposed route– Explore ways to integrate fibre infrastructure in future State-fundedprojects – e.g. building ducts into new road projects etc.• Extending communications infrastructure to un-served andunder-served areas through Government subsidies– 500km of fibre deployment currently under construction viaBackbone Transmission Project (B Train); 3,000km targeted fordeployment in 2013/2014© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 22
  23. 23. Satellite Transmission© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 23MICROWAVETRANSMISSION# of Base StationsSATELLITE# of SatellitesCovering countryFIBRE-OPTICTERRESTRIALDistance (Km)FIBRE-OPTICUNDERSEACapacity (Tb/sec)11 Satellites currently positioned toprovide coverage over AfricaCapacity utilised for deliveringcommunications and broadcasting.Represent ‘cheapest’ technology forreaching isolated/rural areasLaunched NigComSat-1R satellite inDecember 2011. Signed MOU withSTM Networks Inc. to commercializeall Ka-Band on NigComSat-1R
  24. 24. What the Ministry has Done• Ensured the environment is ‘enabling’ for consumers– Implementation of Mobile Number Portability– Monitoring and/or banning of promotions by operators– Minimising/curbing potential for anti-competitive behaviour• Assessment and declaration of dominant operator(s) in sub-sectors of themobile market• Review of prices operators charge each other for terminating calls on theirnetwork (Interconnection)– Tariff reduction through implementation of price cap for ShortMessage Service (SMS)© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 24
  26. 26. Connect Nigerians© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 26Key Performance Indicators 2011 2012 2013 2015Device Ownership / Penetration• Personal Computers• Mobile DevicesNANA4.5%60%7.0%70%12%82%Emergency Communications Centers (ECC) - - 2 36# of Public Access Venues 2218 2368 2468 2500Tertiary Institute Access Project (TIAP) 70 74 - 374TIAP Ph. II End user devices & electronics - 17 - -TIAP Universities Inter Campus Connectivity - - 17 -Nigerian Research & Education Network(NgREN)- - 27 46
  27. 27. Connect Nigerians• Context:– The rate of adoption of ICTs by Nigerians is low:• 0.9% of Households owned a PC, and a further 3.6% had access to one [NBS Survey, 2011]• 0.5% of Households owned the device they use for accessing the Internet, and afurther 3.1% accessed the Internet through other means [NBS Survey, 2011]– Ownership and adoption rates exhibit socio-demographic patterns• Ownership and adoption rates are lower in rural areas than urban and amongstwomen then men– Ownership and use therefore need to be improved overall but more soamongst those with the most to gain from a more inclusive developmentagenda• What we need to do:– Make access to infrastructure and devices (PCs and handsets) easier, moreaffordable– Increase digital awareness and literacy amongst the population© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 27
  28. 28. Public Access Venues (PAVs)© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 28CommunityCommunicationCentrePost OfficeRural ICT CentreApprox. 2,380 PAVsestablished, however notevenly distributed across thecountry. Some in very closeproximity to one anotherClinic/Health CentreSchoolLibraryCommunityCentrePost OfficeImplementation of guidelineson deployment of PAVs isresulting in better coordinationand more efficient andequitable spread of resources
  29. 29. Inclusive Development© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 29An unacceptably high number of Nigerians areexcluded from infrastructures that can meet theirbasic needs.Increasing the spread of ICTs (mobile phones inparticular) can be a means through which this canbe corrected.ICTs contribute to increasing socialwelfare and security. By beingapplicable in the delivery ofeducation, health, security and other“basic needs.
  30. 30. What the Ministry has Done• Declared Nigerian students a priority– Collaborated with Ministry of Education, NUC, USPF and Worldbank(STEP-B) to deploy a fibre-optic Research and Education Network• 27 Federal Universities connected by July 2013 (links currently beingtested)• 12 Medical Colleges, 28 off campus sites and 9 Federal Universities by Sep2013• State Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education in 2014/2015– Tertiary Institutions Access Project (TIAP) provided desktopcomputers, printers, wireless network facilities etc. to tertiaryinstitutions• Implemented in 204 Institutions from 2010 – 2012; 74 institutions in 2012• From 2013, TIAP  Universities Inter-Campus Connectivity providing fibreconnectivity between 17 Nigerian Universities and their correspondingMedical Colleges/Teaching Hospitals© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 30
  31. 31. What the Ministry has Done• Declared Nigerian students a priority (cont.)– School Access Project (SAP) provided Classmate PCs, withe-learning content and accessories, solar power solutions,high speed internet connectivity and wireless networkdeployment to government public schools• Implemented in 605 Schools between 2010 – 2012; additional218 schools in 2013– Student Computer Ownership Scheme allows students topurchase laptops via low interest rate loan with monthlyrepayment plan of between N3,500 and N5,800• All Federal and State Universities now signed up• 50 Universities active on the portal© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 31
  32. 32. What the Ministry has Done• Contributed to improving security through establishmentof Emergency Communications Centres– Two pilot sites operational (Anambra and Niger States)• Target is to have one emergency response centre in each State• Civil works completed in 25 States; Installation of equipment andconnection to telecom operators completed in 11 States• Contribute to reducing proportion of adult Nigeriansexcluded from financial services from 46.3% (2010) to 20%by 2020 through:– Reform of Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST)– Development of postal outlets to become venues for financialand economic inclusion© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 32
  34. 34. Innovation, Job Creation & Local Content© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 34Key Performance Indicators 2011 2012 2013 2015# successful software companies launched NA NA NA 25# innovation hubs set up NA NA 02 04Venture capital available to ICT - - $15m $50m% of devices assembled in Nigeria 11% 20% 20% 50%Types of devices assembled in Nigeria NotebookPCsNotebookPCsNotebookPCsHandsetsNotebookPCsHandsetsSet-top BoxAverage size / turnover of ICT companies N181.8bn N183.7bn N185bn N200bn# of handset assembly factories in Nigeria - - 02 04
  35. 35. Innovation, Job Creation & Local Content• Context:– The Nigerian ICT Industry is dominated by international companies– They have:• 70% of the PC market share• 100% of mobile phone market share• 78% market shares of mobile network operators– Software imports into Nigeria estimated at about US$1bn annually(NOTAP)– Participation of local companies further restricted by predominance ofunspecialised value chains  highly fragmented industry and intensecompetition in limited, ‘fringe’ sub-sectors• What we needed to do:– Create enabling environment for innovation; lower market-entry barriersand increase the participation of Nigerian companies– Stimulate job creation in the industry© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 35
  36. 36. Creating Virtuous Cycles© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 36InnovationLocalContentJobCreationMinistry initiatives like Tech Launch Pad identifythe best talent and match them to industryInnovation hubs provide platform for talent todevelop their solutions, be mentored and learnbusiness skillsVC fund aimed at ICTs look to innovation hubs (aswell as larger market) for worthwhile projectsLocal handset manufacture will be key market for:locally designed apps, games, film, TV, blogs, newsas well as apps created round data sets releasedunder on-going Open Government ProjectLocally hosted sites and increased peering pointswill optimize use of available bandwidthDigitizing government data sets will createimmediate opportunity for entry level ICT jobsLocally sited handset factories as well asimproved operations at local OEMs will createnew job opportunities for ICT market.Nigeria pavilion at ITUWorld 2012 in Dubaifeatured young ICTentrepreneurs
  37. 37. Growing Local Participation in ICT Industry© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 37NetworkServiceProvidersDevice Sales& DistributionDevice Maintenance &RepairsCall CenterOperationsResearch & DevelopmentInfrastructureServicesSupport ServicesSoftwareDevelopmentSoftwareDistribution & SalesAccessProvisionValueAddedServicesEquipmentAssemblyEquipment Sales& DistributionEquipment Maintenance& RepairsDeviceAssemblyInfrastructureServiceProvidersSoftwareInstallation &CustomizationSoftware Maintenance& Support• Oxygen BroadbandNetworks• OTG Playa• Veda Computers• Encipher Inye• Websoft - Vantium• Co-Creation Hub• Cinfores• Varsoft Technologies• Mobiqube• Tavia technologies• Rightclick NigeriaSLOT• Computer Village, Ikeja• Computer Village, Abuja• Banex Plaza, AbujaLocal representation in the ICT industry is growing with new waveof industry leaders (most below 40 years old and runningcompanies on the average under 5 years).• MyPaga• Wakanow• Dealdey• Konga.com• Jobberman• BudgIT• Mairuwa• iWatch• Pledge 51 (onlineconstitution)• Ticketmobile• Nairalist• Iroko • uConneckt• Interra• Console• CNSS Ltd• Efiko• Asa• Wayopedia
  38. 38. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 38• Developed and implemented an IT Incubation Programme tocatalyse ICT Industry by helping Nigerian ICT entrepreneurscreate successful businesses– Public-private partnership establishing Government-facilitated, private-sector managed Innovation Centres• Lagos Centre launched April 2013; Cross-River (Calabar) to be launchedJuly 2013– Established IT Innovation Fund; first venture capital fund solelyfocused on ICT businesses• Seed fund provided by Government• Private-sector entity Fund Manager recruited in Jan 2013• ‘First close’ July 2013 at US$15m.
  39. 39. Information Technology DevelopersEntrepreneurship Accelerator (iDEA)© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 39iDEA Centre296 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State
  40. 40. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 40TechLaunchPad applicant A:Cutting edge authentication solution forfinancial servicesTechLaunchPad Applicant B:Data management solution for the Oil andGas industryTechLaunchPad Applicant C:Back-office solution for petrol stations
  41. 41. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 41• Implemented initiatives to build local capacity to engage in ICTsector jobs– Partnering with multi-nationals to increase supply of localhighly skilled talent in a fast growing sector• SAP launching program to train unemployed graduates in businessmanagement and ICT skills• Huawei providing vocational ICT training to 1000 girls• Partnership Agreement with Cisco to build Cisco Academy for highestcertification (CCIE: Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert)– Increasing awareness of existing/new opportunities ofemployment and equipping Nigerians to take advantage ofthem• Launch and expansion of e-Lancing and Micro works project inpartnership with Federal Ministry of Education (STEP B) and StateGovernments
  42. 42. What the Ministry has Done• Local content guidelines developed with strong stakeholderinput– Stakeholder roundtable conference held in May 2013• Recommendations to:– Promote appropriate quality assurance and certificationstandards among local OEMs, software developers• World Bank funding secured for required training (ISO, CMMI)• Recapitalization levels for OEMs to improve stability, resources• Collaboration initiatives to create adequate support structures(communal return / repair and warranty fulfilment centre)– Guidelines to be issued Q3 2013© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 42
  43. 43. What the Ministry has Done• Strong, on-going collaboration with the Ministry of Industry,Trade & Investment– Developing national local content agenda– Early outcomes show good response from investors enteringthis space• RLG communications setting up$ 20 M handset, PC, tablet factory inOsun State to commence production in July 2013• RLG also providing customized ICT training to Osun State youth• Mi-Fone, active in 14 other African countries, is presently setting up a$30 M handset factory– Second technical team visit expected July 2013– Production commencement planned for Q4 2013© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 43
  45. 45. ICT in Government© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 45Key Performance Indicators 2011 2012 2013 2015Number of Government services deliveredonline10 30 45 100Number of MDAs with effective websites 370 420 480 All
  46. 46. ICT in Government• Context:– Absence of focal point for the adoption of ICTs by Government, and forgovernance resulted in:• Inability to capitalise on economies of scale  increased IT expenditure onhardware and services• Lack of coordination and standardisation of technology used by government  highnumbers of legacy, proprietary and interoperable systems• Proliferation of non-standardised data sets and duplication of information (oftenusing different formats)• Dispersed infrastructure vulnerable to security threats• What we needed to do:– Achieve a more comprehensive and integrated use of information andcommunications technology (ICT) in government to provide betterresponse to citizens’ demands, improve service delivery, and makeadministration more efficient© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 46
  47. 47. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 47ConnectedGovernmentInformedCitizenryOnlineServiceDeliveryMinistry has approval of the FederalExecutive Council on the following:•Adoption of IT Shared Services•Establishment of Chief Technology Officercadre in civil service to bring efficiency intoannual budget process for MDA’s IT projects•Advisory services on e-Government Projectsto all MDAs•Independent programme management onsystems integration projects above N100m•Stimulation of local industry throughgovernment procurement (hardware,software, services)•Central Repository of all major governmentICT projects•Collaborative approach to contentdevelopment and maintenanceWill lead todelivery of…
  48. 48. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 48• Connected Government– Implemented e-Government priorities of the National ICT Policy• Improved coordination within Federal Government through establishment ofICT cadre in civil service.• Improved coordination extended to States through establishment of NationalCouncil of ICT Heads– Increased capacities of initiatives aimed at connecting MDAs• Over 382 MDAs connected in Abuja and other parts of the country; more than200 Servers hosted by Galaxy Backbone for more than 94 MDAs• Expanded Government Wide Messaging and Collaboration (GWMC) TechnologyPlatform – deployed over 86,089 email addresses on .gov.ng domain names toprovide additional 70,000 in 2013**Galaxy Backbone’s 1-GOV.net awarded 2013 United Nations PublicService Award in “Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in theInformation Age” category
  49. 49. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 49• Informed Citizenry– Upgrade of Ministry website and development of standardtemplate; commencement of roll-out across Government– Established 150-seat government contact centre in Abuja(launch date Q3 2013)• Trained 250 Servicom staff in preparation for new roles• Centre will create 1,250 jobs and contribute towards stimulating CallCentre outsourcing• Online services delivery– Launched Government Services Portal• Selection of services of Ministries of Communication Technology,Education, Health, Agriculture, Trade & Investment now accessiblefrom the portal• Target of adding 25 - 30 services to the Portal each year (up till 2015)
  50. 50. What the Ministry has Done• Open Data Programme– Aims to increase non-sensitive government datasets online inaccordance with the Freedom of Information Act• Builds on existing initiatives promoting ‘openness’ such as: NigeriaExtractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Act, National Bureauof Statistics Open Data Portal, Bureau for Public Procurement FederalTenders Portal, release of Federal Government budget online– Concluded consultancy and workshop phase of programme• Country assessment, multi-stakeholder workshops and Open DataStakeholder Forum• Design of Implementation Plan and Technology Roadmap forimplementing Open Government Partnership– Commenced development of implementation plan forimproving Open Data amongst Federal Ministries© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 50
  52. 52. Enabling Environment• Context:– Separated policies existed for the various sub-sectors of the ICTindustry that were being administered with little to no interactionto each other– Absence of an overall policy and identifiable goals resulted induplication and at times conflict in objectives of sectorial policies• What we needed to do:– Define and implement a framework to spearhead and guide thedevelopment of the Nigerian ICT industry– Align policies and laws to capitalise on opportunities anddevelopments in technology– Attract investment into the industry (local and foreign)– Provide a predictable and stable environment that supports thedevelopment of the industry© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 52
  53. 53. What the Ministry has Done© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 53Commencedimplementation ofsome priorities of theNational ICT PolicyCompletion of workby PresidentialBroadband Committeeand presentation ofNational BroadbandPlan
  54. 54.  CONCLUSION
  55. 55. Ministry Focus (2013 – 2015)• Continue to enhance enabling environment to ensure BroadbandStrategy and Roadmap is successfully rolled out– Critical platform to ensure our targets are met• Create enabling environment so that expected infrastructure that willsupport local Cloud Computing offerings is possible– More local SMEs access to ICT services– Increased local hosting– Increased Internet peering points– More local work opportunities• Work with training partners to improve locally available training andcertification offerings– Cisco, Huawei, IBM, Nokia• Promote and sustain environment that facilitates emergence of ICT-led‘frugal’ innovation© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 55
  56. 56. Ministry Focus (2013 – 2015)• Work with the Ministry of Trade and Investment– Ensure attractive environment for possible investors, industry partners– Actively court investors, industry partners– Target local production of handheld devices, simple network elements,smart cards, consumables• Expand Government use of ICTs to increase efficiency and effectivenessof governance– Both internally (within Government) and externally (at interfaces with theprivate sector and citizens)• Work with relevant MDAs to increase adoption of ICTs in attainment ofnational development goals – Agriculture, Education, Health, Banking• Improve use of Hybrid Power by network operators– Reduce dependence on diesel generators at BTS, MTS sites– Increase use of solar, wind, innovative alternates© 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 56
  57. 57. © 2013. Federal Ministry of Communication Technology 57InfrastructureConnectivityNew EconomyJobCreationBetterGovernance