The Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, on Friday, advised members of the Home of Representatives that lower than 50% of the nation enjoys 3G Web protection for which digital transmission of outcomes may depend on.
The Fee stated this when its workforce appeared earlier than the Home of Representatives to reply questions on the suitability of using digital gadgets for the transmission of election ends in the nation as a part of the continuing dialogue within the Home as being offered within the Electoral Act Modification Invoice.
Recall that the Home had, on Thursday, invited the NCC to temporary it on the nation’s community protection earlier than persevering with the talk on the contentious provision of digital transmission of outcomes throughout elections.
The Fee was represented earlier than the Home members by the Government Commissioner, Technical Providers, NCC, Engr. Ubale Maska and the Government Commissioner, Stakeholder Administration, Mr. Adeleke Adewolu.
Maska who spoke on behalf of the workforce advised the Home that, “lower than 50% of the nation enjoys 3G Web protection for which digital transmission of outcomes may depend on.”
He stated that as of 2018 when the Fee carried out a survey of 109,000 polling models of the nation’s 119,000 polling models have been lined.
He stated the surveyed polling unit areas have been lined largely by the 3G and 2G networks, which represents about 50.3% of your complete nation.
He stated about 49.7% of the nationwide unfold didn’t have web protection, which might be required for real-time digital transmission of electoral outcomes.
Requested if 2G expertise might be used for digital transmission of outcomes, Engr. Maska stated although he wished the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) was round to reply, nonetheless, solely 3G may transmit outcomes successfully.
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