Some ICT experts on Monday urged the Federal Government to invest more in telecommunications infrastructure to deepen broadband penetration in both rural and urban areas.

The experts made the appeal during the 10th Edition and Awards of the E-World Forum held at Victoria Island, Lagos, which had as its theme: “Roadmap to Broadband Everywhere”.

Event focused largely on issues surrounding broadband, smart cities and digital development.

President, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria Gbenga Adebayo, said that to deepen broadband penetration and build smart cities, it was essential to have reliable infrastructure.

Speaking on 5G technology, the ALTON president noted that it was a welcome development, urging the government to implement policies that would enable its successful deployment in the country.

In his remarks, Managing Director, eStream, Muyiwa Ogungboye, said that 5G technology was good with its enormous advantages, but more base stations were needed to be able to achieve the technology in Nigeria.