Galaxy Backbone meets with Kano business community, to boost economy with ICT
Galaxy Backbone (GBB), the digital and network communication service provider set up by the Federal Government, on Tuesday met with stakeholders in Kano State where it enumerated its plans to deploy digital services for boosting economic activities of the state through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company, Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, disclosed this in Kano during a stakeholder and customer awareness forum with the theme: Digital Infrastructure Services for Economic and Sustainable Development.
Abubakar in his remark, stated that the world is going through the fourth industrial revolution, which is knowledge-based and ICT-driven. It is on that strength that the Tier IV Data Centre in Kano was built to bring the digital infrastructure closer to the citizens to enhance their businesses and promote effectiveness and productivity in the public sector.
In addition to the cloud solutions, collocation and numerous other digital services, GBB is deploying metro fiber optic cable within Kano, aimed at providing connectivity and broadband services to home, small and medium enterprises, academia, hospitality, and market places, as way of enabling Nigerians with the requisite capabilities to latch into the fourth revolution by owning and growing more businesses through the evolution of digital entrepreneurs that will foster growth of the Nigerian economy.
The management of GBB was in Kano specifically to enlighten the community on the digital platform that will transform the hitherto business hub into a digital business hub by making their businesses and commercial activities easier and simpler.
Globally, technology is changing the way business and commercial activities are run, using digital solutions that link customers to the market place or service providers, thereby eliminating the need for middle men and hence lowering the total cost of products and services with increased turn-over. This kind of digital technology is what GBB has brought to the door step of people of Kano and its environs.
On the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) new policy on cash transactions, the Galaxy Backbone boss reiterated their commitment to upscaling the infrastructure already built and expanding connectivity to the underserved and unserved communities with a view to permeate the whole country.
He said: “By the end of December 2022, GBB would have extended its footprint to almost 23 states with a target of taking connectivity to all the major cities from the 36 states and FCT by the second quarter of 2023.”
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