[SDI-Africa] Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) hosts pre-launch conference on new satellite on July 28, 2011

Gordon Ojwang gojwang at rcmrd.org
Tue Jul 19 10:47:15 EDT 2011

NIGCOMSAT hosts pre-launch conference on new satellite    

Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) is set to hold a 
stakeholders’ conference on the proposed NigComSat-1R Satellite at the 
Abuja International Conference Centre on Thursday July 28, 2011. The 
conference will serve as a prelude to the launch of NigComSat-1R, the 
replacement satellite, slated for last quarter of 2011.   

The conference, with the theme: “Optimising Satellite Communications for 
National Development,” will address salient issues including 
stakeholders’ expectations, the critical need of communications satellites 
and its collaborative potential with other Information and Communications 
Technology (ICT) tools that could aid national growth. 

NIGCOMSAT spokesman, Sonny Aragba-Akpore has said industry players, 
regulators of telecommunications, broadcasting and ICT sectors are expected 
to beam light on the issues at stake. Speakers include CEOs of blue-chip 
companies, government agencies, the academia, legislators and politicians 
among others. 

The conference is expected to address the concerns of Nigerians and 
stakeholders about communications satellites, its potentials for revenue and 
job creations. The conference will also address the vital position of 
satellite as a national backbone infrastructure for communications and the 
important role it will play in the drive for accelerated broadband 
penetration nationwide. Besides, it will serve as a marketing window and 
update on NigComSat-1R which has reached its launch stage.  Source: 

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