IT NEWS NIGERIA:
At the Nigeria Tech Innovation and
Telecom Awards 2019 organized by the Association of Telecom Companies of
Nigeria (ATCON), Broadbased Communications Ltd won the Wholesale
Telecom Provider of the Year and the Metropolitan Fiber
Infrastructure Company of the Year.
Also, the MD/CEO, Prince Henry
Iseghohi, won an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Telecom
Broadbased Communications operates an
open access Metropolitan Fiber Optic Network covering all the major business
districts in Lagos.
Consequently the company provides
Fiber Optic Network connectivity for Mobile Network Operators, 4G Network
Operators, all the Submarine Cable Landing Stations, all Major Internet Service
Providers, all Data Centers, Nigeria Internet Exchange Point, major Global
Telecom Operators, all the Banks, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, all Electronic
Payment Switching and Processing companies, Oil Companies, major Corporate
firms and Residential Estates in partnership with other Telecom Service
Providers in each Estate.
Prince Henry Iseghohi stated that
these awards are testaments to the company’s dedication to the open access
model, the goodwill of our esteemed Customers, the hard work and dedication of
the Staff of Broadbased Communications who have installed and maintain over
3,500km of Fiber Optic Cable connected to 22 Points of Presence in Lagos.
He also appealed to various
stakeholders in the industry to work together to address the varied issues
facing the Telecom sector in Nigeria.
The Group Executive Director, Mr.
Chris Erewele Snr, stated that this award will spur the Broadbased Team to
remain committed to the provision of quality services to our customers.
He said that Broadbased has Fiber
Networks in Kano State, Akwa Ibom State with Points of Presence in Abuja, Port
Harcourt and Enugu.
“To ensure we deliver quality services, we have designed our Networks in Ring architectures and we securely install our Fiber Optic Cables underground with a fleet of 11 Horizontal Drilling (HDD) equipment”, the GED said.
L-r: Head Field Support Engineers, BBC., Ibrahim Dende; Group Sales Manager, Mrs Chineme Onuoha Areola; Accountant, BBC., Biodun Akinbola; Financial Analyst, BBC., Tunde Adisa and Head Fiber Network Design, BBC., Peter Ochie, at NTITA Awards 2019
He appealed to relevant Government
Agencies to address indiscriminate destruction of Cables by Road Construction
companies in Nigeria.
The Executive Director, Business
Development, Mr Chidi Ibisi said the massive demand for data traffic has fueled
the deployment for Fiber Optic Cables to all Wireless Base Station Sites, major
Corporate Firms and Residential Estates in Nigeria.
Fiber Networks are the bedrock of
every 3G, 4G or 5G Wireless Network. Fiber Networks underpin all the Sectors of
the economy and are enablers for the attainment of 17 UN Sustainable
The Telecom sector contributed 11.39
% to Nigeria’s GDP in the second quarter of 2019. This the next major phase of
the development of the Telecom industry in Nigeria will require huge capital
He appealed to the Federal
Government to provide long term Intervention Funds to enable the massive
deployment of broadband networks, transform Nigeria into a digital economy,
create jobs, generate much needed foreign exchange earnings and reduce our dependence