The communications satellite industry as an element in Nigeria’s attempt to modernise its economy and society

Lawal, Lasisi S, Chatwin, Chris R and Hasan, Rumy (2018) The communications satellite industry as an element in Nigeria’s attempt to modernise its economy and society. International Journal of African and Asian Studies, 51. pp. 30-39. ISSN 2409-6938

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Abstract

There is general consensus that Nigeria’s inordinate reliance on oil has not had a positive impact on its social and economic development – indeed, that Nigeria has suffered from the ‘resource curse’. In 2009, the National Planning Commission of Nigeria, the custodian of the Vision 20:2020 document as well as the 30-year National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP), which stressed the need for Nigeria to reduce its reliance on hydrocarbons, a crucial element in this goal is Information and Communications Technology. This paper
examines the establishment of the communications satellite industry and its strategic role as critical ICT
backbone infrastructure in driving Nigeria’s national ICT revolution beyond cities and urban areas to unserved
and underserved areas and its growing value chain in key economic sectors of the Nigerian economy and society.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Nigeria, Resource Curse, ICT, Communication Satellites
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Research Centres and Groups: Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic history and conditions > HC0800 Africa > HC1055 Nigeria
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications > HE7601 Telecommunication industry. Telegraph
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and communications > HE9719 Artificial satellite telecommunications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: Chris Chatwin
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 10:26
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 13:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81022

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