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Zinox expands broadband plans with NigComSat partnership

14 November 2013, 16:02

Lagos - Zinox, the country’s foremost integrated information and communications technology firm, has entered a strategic partnership with NigComSat, operator of Nigeria’s communications satellite, for a massive bandwidth purchase to enhance the former’s expansion plans.

Under the partnership, the large bandwidth purchased from NigComSat will help Zinox provide affordable broadband internet connectivity to structured organizations, the underserved and unserved parts of Nigeria through the use of satellite and fibre technologies.

With the deal, Zinox hopes to consolidate its position as the prime mover of digital knowledge democracy, which entails the use of electronic platforms to increase knowledge and wealth-based capacities as well as aid job creation.

Kelechi Eze, General Manager of Zinox, said that the partnership with NigComSat was viable because Zinox had made huge investments in the installation of the state of the art iDirect Evolution Satellite Hub.

She explained that the technology enables Zinox to continuously provide better triple solution VOIp, data, video, and internet access experience throughout Nigeria and West Africa.

“Our technology Platform guarantees redundancy internet access through VSAT and fibre infrastructure using MPLS technology,” she added.

Abimbola Alale, Executive Director: Marketing at NigComSat, said partnering with a world-class Nigeria companies like Zinox would help the country enhance broadband deployment.

Both companies, she said, had huge capacities to meet the needs of Nigerians.

Leo-Stan Ekeh, Chairman of  Zinox, said that the decision to work with NigComSat  in spite of the pressure from multinational communications satellite companies was deliberate and in line with the inward looking policy of the Zinox Group.

“We need to recognize our own and uphold the local content policy by patronizing our own satellite. Nigeria will be a better place if it builds local capacity that can compete favorably with counterparts elsewhere in the world,” Ekeh added.

– CAJ News

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