The Country Coordinator, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and former president, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola, in this interview with ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, explains that with fresh investments, and current telecoms infrastructure, electronic transmission of election results remains a possibility.
The National Assembly recently voted for conditional electronic transmission of election results blaming sparse telecommunication infrastructure, as well as slow and poor Internet connectivity. What is your take on this?
Nigeria is ready, and e-voting at its simplest level can be performed using the current 2G technology, and this will suffice for more than 87 per cent of the population where polling stations are located in areas of GSM coverage. Note that anything requiring data transmission that involves heavy data usage will be limited by EDGE and 3G technology, so the best is to keep things…
Source: Guardian Newspaper