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Telecoms firm targets Africa’s infrastructure devt

By Bankole Orimisan
24 February 2016   |   12:50 am
In the wake of its expansion plans, West Africa’s Independent Aerial Fibre Network and Telecommunications Services Providers, Phase3 Telecom, has reiterated its commitment to infrastructural development in Africa as key strategy to bridging the continent’s widening digital divide.      Phase3 Telecom’s 2016 focus indicated that it is gaining major acquisition wins that will see…
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In the wake of its expansion plans, West Africa’s Independent Aerial Fibre Network and Telecommunications Services Providers, Phase3 Telecom, has reiterated its commitment to infrastructural development in Africa as key strategy to bridging the continent’s widening digital divide. 
   
Phase3 Telecom’s 2016 focus indicated that it is gaining major acquisition wins that will see great positives to operators and enterprises on the extended metro network and regional connectivity fronts. 
   
Last year, the company gained the opportunity to deploy 228 km long aerial fibre optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in the Republic of Niger as part of a wider West African roll out plan to deliver regional connectivity through a single network. A move that is tipped to also widen the market for undersea cable owners in Nigeria while enhancing broadband development in that country.  
   
Now, with over N26billion investment in network expansion projects; Phase3 claims it’s poised to lay more fibre in 2016 to provide connectivity to major cities, metropolises and smaller communities thus expanding its connectivity footprint across the Africa and making larger whole capacity available to mobile operators and other service providers as well as businesses across sectors. 
   
This development will also see an integration of Phase3’s existing fibre network stretch across multiple locations and its connection to cable systems landing on the continent for a network that delivers greater solutions and benefits for all of its clients, quips its Chief Executive Officer,Stanley Jegede.
   
He expressed, “to achieve our 2016 roadmap, we understand and are very clear on the drive to expand our regional and global partnership portfolio to heighten provisioning as well as operational capabilities to better service high-speed broadband, enterprise, fixed data services, wholesale and carrier-to-carrier service players”.  
   
Jegede, explains that these partnerships are vital to realising one of Phase3’s major objectives which is to ensure that such services as MPLS and fibre-to-the-premises and towers will ride on a refined and amplified network technology that continues to be relatively affordable, scalable and client oriented with an unrivalled customer service support.