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Assessment of indigenous capacity in telecommunications technology in Nigeria


Esq, Maryam Sani Sambo and Usman, Umar (2014) Assessment of indigenous capacity in telecommunications technology in Nigeria. In: UUM International Conference on Governance 2014 (ICG), 29th - 30th November 2014, Flamingo Hotel By The Beach, Pulau Pinang.

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Abstract

Before the coming of the Global System of mobile Telecommunication (GSM) into Nigeria, to secure a telephone line from the national carrier the Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) was not at all an easy task. The general objectives of the national Telecommunication Policy (NTP) are to achieve the modernization and rapid expansion of the Telecommunications Network and Services.This study reveals that the regulatory Commission has been able to make subsidiary legislations on most aspects of consumer protection issues except that of quality of service which is one of the most fundamental one.In addition also, it is better to give more powers of enforcement of telecomm consumer protection issues to the substantive consumer protection regulatory body, they may be in a better position to monitor and investigate the service providers to ensure that they are abiding by the code of practice of the Commission and all other relevant laws, as this is not the practice now.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN NO: 978-983-2078-95-1 Organized by: Institute for Governance and Innovation Studies, UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies,Universiti Utara Malaysia In Collaboration with: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Politik,Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telecommunication Policy, consumer protection, quality of service, to monitor and investigate relevant laws
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2014 07:58
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 07:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12915

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