The Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, has expressed determination to strengthen partnership with Galaxy Backbone to improve Broadband connectivity in the country.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this when he paid a courtesy visit to Galaxy Backbone in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said there would be an increase in the fibre infrastructure which would add up to be 72,000 km of fibre connectivity across the country with such development.
Mr Danbatta said once achieved, a large part of the target of the broadband plan of the government would have been attained and help to transform the digital economy.
“We are counting on your support to acheive this together so that before my tenure and yours are over, we can ensure that we leave a worthy legacy to pass on.
“This country has never witnessed a project of this transformational significance before,” Mr Danbatta said.
He however said the commission was waiting for counterpart funding, adding that the amount of funding for the project was about N65 billion.
Mr Danbatta commended the efforts of Galaxy Backbone in providing quality services, saying that the organisation was competing with one of the best service providers in the sector.
Earlier, the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Mr Yusuf Kazaure, said the leadership of Ministry of Communication had emphasised the need for the organisation to collaborate with agencies to improve and boost the Communications sector.
“It is in this light, the Executive Vice Chairman and his team have come to see some of the work that we believe will create synergy and deepen broadband connectivity in the country.
“Over the years, government had invested in the deployment of fibre infrastructure across the country,” he said.
Mr Kazaure said that the Tier III National Data centre, managed by galaxy backbone situated in Abuja, could cater for public and private clients.
“All the international certifications, required to maintain the quality and standards of the National Data centre, has been put in place.
“Galaxy Backbone is the second company in Africa and Middle East to have transited to the 2018 version of the Service Management System, SMS, accredited by the British Standard Institute, BSI,”