September 21, 2015

Phase3 to increase investment on infrastructure for network services

By Emeka Aginam

Independent fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider, Phase3 Telecom has said it will deepen investment on infrastructure to extend its reach, increase efficiency, scale up resilience and adaptability for efficient network services while offering solutions that will amplify the operations of its clients across the West African sub-region.

The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Stanley Jegede said the firm will continue invest on robust network to enable the firm extend its reach as the IT world migrates to the new era of internet of things (IoT).

“As more clients that ride on Phase3 network take advantage of the Internet of Things to deliver efficiency in their areas of business; it is very important for us to continue to extend reach as well as adopt the best technology and resource to make our network more secure, resilient and adaptive. Without this, the network will be largely exposed to incessant point of failure with fatal impact on the client and huge cost in millions on downtime.”, he said.

Jegede added that the focus of Phase3 in the coming months; is not just to drive a network infrastructure that connects people but to be the frontrunner in scaling a network that helps grow economies and effectively support technological innovations that expand the world and make it better in all sectors.

This is essential to accelerating the social development, growth in gross domestic product (GDP) and productivity the sub-region has been clamoring for.

The firm which is set to mark its 12th year anniversary next month, said because of its capacity to deliver homegrown solutions deliver significant long term value and as part of its wider West Africa roll out plan to deliver regional connectivity through a single network, it has commenced the deployment of a 228 km long aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano to Gazaoua in the Republic of Niger, a landlocked country that borders six other countries of Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya and Mali.

The project is under the Niger-Nigeria fiber-optic cable project being facilitated by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) through the extension of the Backbone Transmission Infrastructure Programme (BTRAIN) programme.

Being an indigenous firm, Phase 3 has been at the forefront of increasing backbone infrastructure that will boost digital market viability and minimise the challenges of accessibility and reliability across sectors and layered connectivity needs