TAA: Telecom Answers Associates
TELECOM ANSWERS ASSOCIATES was established in 1991 as a vehicle to actively participate in the reform and development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
On registration, it used the platform of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and collaboration of other concerned enthusiasts and industry players to canvas for liberalisation of the telecommunication industry and eventually to promote its growth through awareness creation, training in technology and business, conference management as well as publication of information that was capable of attracting investment to the industry.
In 1996, it used the platform of the Nigerian Institute of Management to engage massively in training and awareness creation on the benefits of the Internet and subsequently created The Executive CyberSchuul, a training Institute, in 2000.
In 2001, it launched CyberSchuulNews, an e-bulletin that focuses on propagating information for industry and for public. CyberSchuulNews circulates free of charge by email delivery to 46 members in 2001, 57,891 this July and has published 553 weekly editions and published online at CyberSchuulNews.
Apart from actively campaigning for the creation of a Regulator for the industry in 1991 – 1993, TELECOM ANSWERS ASSOCIATES also served the Regulator in the areas of industry research, internet applications and promotion of business application of technology from 1994 to 2010. It regularly went into collaboration with the Regulator to develop frameworks for technology applications and industry development.
It is currently in collaboration with the Regulator on the Broadband Expansion Program.
TELECOM ANSWERS ASSOCIATES also provides consultancy services for private sector clients.