FG Targets 60,000 Broadband Base Stations

The Federal Government has said it will encourage service providers to increase the number of telecommunications base stations in the country from the present 27,000 to 60,000 to meet the national target of five-fold increase in broadband penetration by 2018.

This will represent about 122% growth level in the number of base stations in the country.

The Federal Government said it would encourage the telecommunications companies to realise this feat by harmonising taxes paid by them to minimise cases of multiple taxation.

The Minister of Communications Technology, Omobola Johnson, said this in Lagos on Thursday at the presentation of her ministry’s scorecard to stakeholders at the Ministry of Communications Technology Roundtable.