NIGCOMSAT to Drive Broadband Access Nationwide


Ms. Abimbola Alale, Managing Director, Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd (NIGCOMSAT ) says that the company would ensure that internet broadband gets to every part of the country .

Alale represented by Mr. Kazzem Raji, the Executive Director Engineering Services said this at the First NIGCOMSAT Channel Partners Awards and Dinner Night in Abuja

She said that NIGCOMSAT would ensure that broadband access will not only be in the urban areas but would also get to the rural communities, the served and under-served areas.

“We believe that majority of our people live in rural areas and we want to provide broadband services to the last village in Nigeria so that the people will appreciate their government more.

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According to Alale, the award night was to celebrate the achievements of a collaborative effort of the company and resellers in a bid to achieve outstanding levels of business excellence.

“This is of utmost importance as NIGCOMSAT gears towards the next phase of its economic development by our commitment to drive the market frontiers to the next level.

“Our economic environment in the communication Satellite industry is being reshaped by industry and technological trend, which are disrupting business models,

“As more terrestrial networks are landing the shores of the country and more are penetrating the hinterlands.

“ Future growth and competitiveness will be anchored on redesigning new business models, innovation byways of tailoring Value Added Services (VAS) to suit specific business needs in contrast to the traditional mode of service delivery.

“Jointly, we must expand our business frontiers aggressively to rake in clients from diverse industries and NIGCOMSAT will be well positioned as a company of the future to partner within Business delivery.

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Mr. Samson Osagie, Executive Director Marketing and Business Development, NIGCOMSAT said that the gathering was to appreciate their partners for their contributions on the achievement recorded in 2017.

Osagie said that the company’s strength lies in the continued partnership with its channel partners and resellers.

“We achieved a successful test transmission of over fifty channels as well as commercialization of Direct to Home (DHT) services.

“ And this has led to the new signing on of a new partner in Botswana, thereby expanding our market reach on that platform beyond the shores of Nigeria.

“This expansion has also led us to sign on new resellers to lead us into new playing fields,

“The year 2018, we believe holds greater opportunities for us as we continue to negotiate with investors on the launch of two additional satellites for business expansions and reach in order to increase revenue for both our wallets and yours.

Speaking on behalf of the resellers, Mr. Brian Mitchel, Managing Director, Content Oasis commended NIGCOMSAT for honouring them.

Mitchel said that the resellers will do more in 2018 to move the company forward,

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Best Reseller Highest Revenue generated revenue award went to Content Oasis while Best Reseller –Higher number of sites activated went to Nalot Multi Systems Ltd.

The award of best Innovating Reseller (Adding Value) went to Trefol Networks, Best New Reseller 2017 award went to Nalot Multisystems and Content Oasis also got the award of Longest Standing Active Reseller.

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