By Emmanuel Elebeke
SWAP TechnologiesÂ and Telecomms Plc, Nigeria was last week awardedÂ Best Indigenous Managed Services Company of the YearÂ at the Nigerian InformationÂ Technology and Telecomms Award (NITTA).
The event hadÂ the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, chief executives of telecoms companies and other industry giants in attendace. SWAP, a telecoms infrastructure giant, managed services providers and NCC licenced Colocation and Infrastructure Sharing providers has its operations spanning the West African Coast.
The award, according to the companyÂ has added to the plethora of honours it had received since it commenced operations about 9 years ago.The Company in a release signed by its MD/CEO said the Award will serve as an impetus to remain the managed services company of choice more so at a time when most operators are out sourcing their passive infrastructure maintenance to independent operators to boost services and reduce cost.
SWAP according to the statement presently manages about 200 co_locatable sites around Nigeria, West Africa and looking at expansion to other countries various regions in the sub_Sahara region, adding that Managed Services, as it is known, is committed to be the nucleus of telecommunication operations in the sub-region..
With a network monitoring centre in Lekki, Lagos to boost its services and a seasoned team of operations and maintenance personnel, the company has continued to add value to clientsâ€™ operations through its innovative and consistent efforts aimed at reducing CAPEX and OPEX to existing and prospective clients. The improvements, SWAP saidÂ are passed to clients in the form of reduced service charges.
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