During the plan period, the ICT sector will focus on the following infrastructure development priorities::
■ Telephony – priority portfolios are set to enhance and expand the mobile network to ensure ubiquitous and continuous coverage. This includes expansion of satellite and ground infrastructure, expansion of base stations and establishment of last mile connectivity in major cities;
■ Internet and broadband – priority portfolios will be on expanding the fibre-optic network in order to make the existing broadband capacity accessible to end-users.
Furthermore, internet access for underserved parts of the population is set to be increased by creating public access venues and universal access centres. The objective to establish Nigeria as a centre of ICT technology and entrepreneurship development is advanced by establishing fabrication centres for ICT hardware as well as ICT-enabled incubation centres.