The NCC is sponsoring ICT powered innovations to ITU Telecom World 2016

by | Aug 1, 2016

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and start-ups are critical to ensuring economic growth in a sustainable and inclusive manner. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016 is focused on enabling and accelerating these successes by bringing together new ideas, solutions, technology hubs, incubators and important stakeholders from public and private sectors on a uniquely inclusive international platform.

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecoms World 2016 is an annual ICT event organised by ITU Telecom and will be held this year in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14th — 17th, 2016.  ITU Telecom is a part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); the United Nations(UN) agency responsible for Information and Communication Technology(ICT)-related issues.

And the event is looking to bring the smartest ideas and entrepreneurial spirit of digital start-ups and ICT SMEs together with governments, regulators, industry leaders, consultants and experts. All from emerging and developed markets around the world.

Last year’s edition saw Nigerian innovators participate in droves and was won by a Nigerian. Ogbonnaya Bassey came tops with SolarKobo.


Suggested read; Nigeria’s Ogbonnaya Bassey wins ITU’s Young Innovators Competition

On the event registration site, passes cost between $1,000 for a regular pass to an executive pass of $3,000. Excluding airfare visa and ticket costs, all not too expensive considering that participants will get  the opportunity to showcase their business to the International community at the Nigeria Pavilion.

But according to a communique issue by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) through Tony Ojobo; Director of Public Affairs of the NCC, the NCC has promised to sponsor the best entries as part of Nigeria’s delegation to ITU Telecom World 2016.

How to register

To qualify, send a detailed PowerPoint presentation of your innovation that is driven by ICT and positively impacts the socio-economic development of your community. Entries can be sent via mail in a sealed envelope to Mrs. Stella Erebor Nigerian Communications Commission Plot 423 Aguiyi lronsi Street, Maitama, Abuja.

Or via e-mail to:

  •, Tel: 09-4628745
  •, Tel: 09-4628746
  •, Tel: 09-1628748

Entries close on Thursday, 4th of August 2016.


Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

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