In its unflinching efforts to increase broadband penetration in Nigeria, Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd. (NigComSat) has decided to partner with the Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), a government agency.
According to the the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of NigComSat, Samson Osagie, the NigComSat/NIPOST partnership was geared towards increasing broadband penetration in the country.
Making this known to newsmen, in Abuja, on Friday, Osagie said that the broadband penetration would include satellite Internet access, cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building and other fixed (wired) broadband subscriptions.
In his words: “We are partnering with NIPOST to deploy broadband services using the NIPOST infrastructure, in order to provide unswerving service to the un-served and under-served areas.
“Our continuous partnership with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) has remained beneficial to both parties,’’ he said.
He stated further that NigComSat was bringing into its business platform, a number of public service institutions with a view to providing a wide range of services which would necessarily involve its partners and re-sellers.
He added that satellite communications business had the ability to generate huge revenue for government in an era when diversification had become very imperative.