Nigeria and ITU to strengthen submarine cable infrastructure

Nigeria and the ITU collaborate to fortify global digital infrastructure, emphasizing proactive measures after disruptions. Discussions focus on legislative review, stakeholder collaboration, and investment frameworks

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Nigeria has intensified its collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to safeguard submarine cables and enhance broader resilience initiatives. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, underscores the critical need for proactive measures following recent disruptions caused by undersea cable cuts, emphasizing the importance of robust dialogue on regional and global scales.

Discussions in Geneva between Minister Tijani and ITU Deputy Secretary-General, Tomas Lamanauskas, have focused on key aspects such as reviewing global laws, fostering collaboration with stakeholders, and exploring innovative investment models to protect submarine cables and expand broadband access.

This partnership shows a joint effort to tackling vulnerabilities in global telecommunications infrastructure. Nigeria and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) aim to strengthen legal frameworks and involve stakeholders to create a more resilient digital ecosystem for economic growth and security. The expected outcomes make it a standout example of international cooperation, highlighting Nigeria’s commitment to fortifying global telecommunications networks amidst evolving challenges.