Telecommunications infrastructure provider in the West Africa region, Phase3 Telecom, has said that it is working towards building a very robust data network backbone that would provide very reliable services to users in the region.
Stanley Jegede, chief executive officer, Phase 3 Telecom, stated that towards achieving this objective, the firm was currently involved in extending its Internet Protocol -based aerial optic fibre network across a number of West African countries. He noted that in recent times, the Nigerian part of aerial optic fibre network had reached several Nigerian cities with virtually all local networks connected to it.
Jegede who spoke on the backdrop of the firm’s emergence as the Best National Long Distance Company of the Year at the recently concluded Nigerian Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards, said that the award was recognition of the company’s unrelenting efforts to do business in an environment where infrastructure leasing was just becoming accepted.
He also stated that much of the progress that the industry was making in the area of infrastructure leasing was due to the timely response by the Nigerian Communications Commission, which had encouraged further provision of services to the under-served communities across the country.
Phase3’s extensive aerial fibre backbone network provides transmission and IP services to numerous customers in various cities from Lagos through Ibadan to Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Zaria, Benin, Ilorin, Asaba, Katsina, Sokoto & Jos. Phase3’s aerial infrastructure is deployed on the 330kVA and 132kVA high voltage lines concessioned to Phase3 by PHCN and equipped with state of the art 10G DWDM system providing multi services platform for all carriers for layer 1 and layer 2 operations.
Jegede reiterated that the Long Distance Company Award will further strengthened
Phase3’s vision to create the most widely available, reliable and capable data backbone company in West Africa and would surely be achieved with the passionate team on board at Phase3.
Organizers of the event noted that support services have become a critical factor to the success of Nigerian service providers especially with the demand for quality service by subscribers growing by the day. One of such Nigerian companies that have taken the path to take the burden off the shoulders of operators is Phase 3 Telecoms.
This company's aerial fibre backbone network is one of the largest in Nigeria covering most cities in the western half of the country, including Lagos, Ibadan, Benin, Abeokuta, Ilorin, Abuja, Jos, Kaduna, Kano, etc. Its network boasts of unprecedented capacity, security, reach and flexibility.