Experts at the presentation and launch of Transition Networks products have lamented the state of human capital development in the country.
They therefore made the call for human capacity development in the ICT sector as well as the need for more distribution channels to take the huge capacity lying at the shores of the country to the hinterland.
Teledom International Nigeria, a leading ICT company in partnership with Transition Networks USA with the launch and presentation of the products hope to leverage on products offered by Transition Networks to leapfrog broadband delivery to homes and offices.
Eng. Emmanuel Ekuwem, CEO of Teledom Group said Nigerians need to patronize made-in-Nigeria products as this creates jobs and keeps people off the street and prevent restiveness.
Florence Seriki, CEO Omatek Computers and president of ITAN bemoaned the level of human capacity in the country, stating that it has really gone down.
She urged companies to partner with world class manufacturers like Transition Networks for there to be knowledge transfer to Nigerians which will bring about human capacity development.
Seriki lamented the unavailability of raw materials needed to bring the know-how to Nigerians as the components are not available in the country. By this, she said partnership with world class organizations would help create demand better prepare the country for product manufacturing.
The Omatek boss enthused that foreign brands like HP, Compaq, Dell and the rest would not have recorded success without the cooperation of local distributors.
She therefore urged local distributors to support local brands by supporting made in Nigeria Products.
Speaking in same manner, Eng. Lanre Ajayi, president of the association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (Atcon) said over 10 terabytes of broadband to over 95 per cent of internet capacity is lying down unutilized at the country’s sea shores.
To make use of these unutilized access, Ajayi said more distributors need to come on board to distribute these to the end users.
Eng. Bayo Banjo,president of the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) wanted Nigerians to patronize high quality products for improved quality of service.
“We should encourage high quality products in this environment of bad maintenance culture to bring about good quality of service,” he said.
Transition Networks offers world class networking products that enable ICT Infrastructure builders, network designers and builders, systems integrators and network operators to deliver and manage their networks efficiently, excellently and cost-effectively.
The company offers Enterprise Network Solutions including Ethernet Switches, Routers, Fiber Modules, Media Converters and Network Management Solutions. Others are Optic Fibre Network for Data, Voice & Video; Mobile Backhaul Applications; Connectors; Access Control and Video Surveillance Systems for homeland and national security operations.
The American company provides network devices of the future applicable in Government, Education, Industry (processing, manufacturing & infrastructure), Telecommunications, Information Technology, Banks, Electronic Media, Security and many more.