Tejas Networks unveils ICT products plan for Nigerian market
Tejas Networks Limited, a global optical and data networking company of Indian origin, has unfolded its grand plan for the Nigerian market.
Co-founder, Tejas Networks Limited, India, Mr. Arnob Roy, while speaking on the sidelines of the 4th Indo-African ICT Expo, held recently in Lagos, said the company, which is publicly listed in India, designs, develops and manufactures state-of-the-art telecommunication products for India and the world and are rapidly expanding their international presence.
According to him, “When we started developing our international business, we realised that the products that we were selling in India were equally appealing in terms of its features and capabilities to telecom customers in Nigeria and other African countries.
One of the reasons for coming to Nigeria, Africa and other emerging markets was the opportunity to actively participate and contribute to the development of these telecom markets which are currently growing at a high rate. ”
“Nigeria is an emerging economy like India and there is a growing demand for advanced communication technologies and high quality ICT products. The country is witnessing significant investments in broadband networks and digital infrastructure both by the government and private operators. And with our strong experience in providing and implementing similar solutions in India, we saw significant synergies between the two markets.”
He added that with over six years of operation in the Nigerian market the company which also designs and develops market leading products in the Optical Networking and Broadband Access (4G LTE, GPON) segments, is already in discussions with the Nigerian Government on its grand plan for the country.
“We already have an office in Nigeria with local employees for sales and support. But we would like to establish a much larger presence in the country and are in talks with the Nigerian Government in this regard. As a part of building these world-class networks, we will also develop ICT skill centres and local manufacturing facilities. Thus we want to ensure that every Tejas product deployed in Nigeria will also be locally assembled in Nigeria.
“We are currently in talks with the Communication Ministry. Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who was at this Expo had also visited our facilities in India earlier. There will be trained people who know how to assemble, deploy and provide network support. All of these investments will come as part of our partnership with the Nigerian Government to help in growing the ICT sector,” Roy stated.
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