The availability of an efficient, reliable and affordable telecommunications system is a key ingredient for promoting rapid socio-economic and political development of any nation. Such a system must be universally accessible and cost effective.
Telecommunications is a vital engine of any economy; it is an essential infrastructure that promotes the development of other sectors such as agriculture, education, industry, health, banking, defence, transportation and tourism. It is indispensable in times of national emergency or natural disasters. It considerably reduces the risks and rigours of travel and rural- urban migration.