BY Rosemary Iwuala.
Phase3 Telecom, one of Africa’s leading independent aerial fibre optic network infrastructure and telecommunications service providers, has announced partnership with YahClick (powered by Hughes) to offer world-class high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband services to underserved Nigerians.
As a result of this partnership, satellite broadband services would be available throughout the country, focusing on the unserved and underserved communities.
Speaking on this development, Muhammed Bashir, vice president, Digital Transformation and Innovation of P3Tech, a division of Phase3 Telecom, said that the satellite broadband services will provide tangible benefits in accessibility, service, cost and socio-economic development to the unserved and underserved homes and businesses in these areas, unlocking all the opportunities that reliable, cost-effective satellite broadband products afford.
Bashir also said in a statement that the partnership between Phase3 and YahClick, “the market leader in satellite broadband connectivity across Africa”, represented a strategic collaboration to make internet accessibility available to residential and business users throughout Nigeria, “bypassing the infrastructure deployment challenges and reaching even the most remote regions”.
Stanley Jegede, Phase3’s executive chairman, said, “By providing a truly extensive satellite coverage service with a range of product and service options, P3Tech will provide all unserved and underserved communities in Nigeria with the opportunity to connect and take part in the global digital economy, further transform the Nigerian telecommunications space, accelerate national growth and positively contribute to the federal government broadband access target.”
He added that Phase3 Telecom is Africa’s leading independent aerial fibre optic network infrastructure and telecommunications services provider with Points-of Presence (POPs), colocation, and Network Operation Centres (NOCs) across Nigeria.
Phase3 fibre connectivity extends into the ECOWAS region including Ghana, Benin Republic, Togo, Niger, Cameroon and Chad as well as international markets through strategic partnerships.
He said Phase3 focuses on providing “a reliable, extensive and secure network covering thousands of kilometres with end-to-end capabilities, and ensuring that clients’ seamless experience remains the core of every investment, innovation and technology” that the company adopts.