IHS Nigeria deploys 10,000km of fibre

IHS Nigeria deploys 10,000km of fibre

IHS Nigeria reached the milestone of deploying 10,000km of fibre optic cables across Nigeria, a move to fulfil rising broadband demand. 

The achievement was done through subsidiary Global Independent Connect Limited (GICL) with the network of cables stretching across all 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. The deployment also serves the Federal Government’s National Broadband Plan targeting 70% broadband penetration in Nigeria by 2025.

IHS noted its strategy to deploy Fibre-to-the-Tower (FTTT) broadly provides access to fibre services and enables the rollout of next-generation technologies such as 5G. 

Through connecting towers, fibre can be delivered to core metropolitan areas and support the delivery of digital services to homes, corporates, and public institutions in partnership with its customers.

Additionally, IHS Nigeria has also deployed movie network coverage in 580 previously unconnected rural communities in Nigeria. 

GICL Vice President Kazeem Oladeposaid: “Through collaborations with multiple stakeholders, including our customers, state and federal agencies, we have achieved a significant volume of fibre optic cable network delivery in under three years. We are committed to supporting the Federal Government's digital economy objectives, and this milestone demonstrates the possibilities of accelerated critical infrastructure roll-out when key stakeholders align their objectives.”

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