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FG says Nigeria requires 60, 000 telecom masts to improve QoS

The Federal Government has said that for the persistent drop in telecommunications service to abate, the country must have 60, 000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) by 2018. Though, the telecommunications sector can currently boast of 26, 500 BTS, the government said this was not enough to meet the growing demands of about 160 million connected telephone users in the country and still increasing.

Speaking in Lagos yesterday at the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Stakeholders Forum with the theme, ‘Connected for Growth: Moving from Planning to Execution’, the minister of communications technology, Omobola Johnson, said significantly, more BTS needed to be deployed across the country to meet national target of a five-fold increase in broadband penetration by 2018.