Communication Satellite: Nigeria’s Efforts at Bridging Digital Divide

  • Asan Andrew Ate
  • Felix Olajide Talabi

Abstract

Communication Satellite in the wireless age has the potentials of bridging the digital gulf that exists between civilized and developing nation. If well used, communication Satellite is a potent infrastructure of addressing technology convergence for holistic national development. This paper examines Nigeria’s technological efforts so far at bridging the Digital Divide through communication Satellite. This discourse focuses on the uses and challenges of Satellite communication in Nigeria. The paper relies on secondary data to explore the fate of Nigeria nation in the era of digital divide and recommends that urgent need to increase penetration of broadband service, international networking and empowerment of information communication and technology experts as parts of the way forward for technological revolution of Satellite in Africa.

Keywords: Communication satellite, digital divide, Challenges

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(3), 216-226, 2012

Author Biographies

Asan Andrew Ate
Department Of Mass Communication,Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji—Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria
Felix Olajide Talabi
Department Of Mass Communication,Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji—Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria
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