TD captures iDirect to deepen broadband culture in West Africa
By Prince Osuagwu
Global satellite and hub infrastructure providers, iDirect, last week, joined other international brands like Lenovo, Samsung, Canon and HP among others to scramble for the West African IT market, after tying up a business deal with Nigeria’s ICT distribution expert, Technology Distribution, TD.
iDirect said its move was to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks in Nigeria. TD, through its reseller network spanning across West Africa, would now stock and distribute iDirect portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software and consolidate its positioning as the foremost one-stop-shop for ICT products.
Giving insights on the deal, TD’s Executive Director, Marketing, Mrs. Chioma Chimere, said her company grabbed the juicy deal due to the pedigree it has maintained over the years, adding that TD has already trained Resellers for the marketing of the iDirect products. Also, Sales Director Africa, iDirect, Mr Cheikh Dla, said that the TD partnership would offer products for the ground infrastructure required to shatter the myth surrounding the Internet. It will enable commercial and social enterprises, military establishments, governments and grassroots organizers to build satellite based networks that yield higher bandwidth efficiency with lower budgets.
He explained that iDirect’s product lines integrate a wide variety of hardware, software and services seamlessly into a complete satellite communications platform. iDirect’s hardware include powerful universal satellite hubs and versatile routers to meet all requirements for scalability and durability; a comprehensive range of applications-specific products such as network accelerators and optimizers that enhance network performance.