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NPSCS poised to thwart security challenges

07 January 2014, 13:33Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - An information and communications technology expert said the National Public Service Communication System (NPSCS) project has the capacity to tackle Nigeria mounting security challenges.

Addressing IT Journalists in Lagos, Deputy Managing Director, ZTE Nigeria Limited, Brielle Gao, said the $470 million project, which has been formally handed over to the Nigerian government, could reduce the rising security issues in the country to the “barest minimum.”

Gao appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the government on security issues as the leadership of the country is doing everything possible within its power to make the country secure.

She said that the NPSCS project carried out by the company for the country was among the best in the world and that Nigerians would soon started feeling the impact of the project in the near future.

“We have built a completely secure security platform for the Federal Government across the 36 states of the federation. The project has about 700 BTS as one of its major component. The BTS will provide the platform for the whole country. This is one of the best you can get anywhere and I can assure you that Nigerians would soon start feeling the impact,” she said.

Meanwhile, Gao maintained that through the year 2013, ZTE strengthened relationship with local operators in the telecoms industry.

“We are currently involved in facility upgrade with some major operators in Nigeria. We hope that in 2014, we would continue to offer more efficient, up to date infrastructure that will not only boost mobile phone services but particularly catalyse access to broadband services,” she said.

Gao stressed that ZTE was in Nigeria for the “long haul”, hence the decision it has taken to consolidate its performance in the area of telecoms infrastructure, security and equipment, while expanding some other solutions in various sectors in the country.

– CAJ News


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