Monday, October 28, 2013
Phase3 Telecom, Nigeria’s leading optic fibre transmission firm clocks 10 years of service in October 2013. The company, which pioneered optic fibre transmission services using national electricity power grid, began operations in October 2003 and has since been at the heart of providing backbone services that drive Nigeria’s telecommunication revolution.
“We are more than ready and motivated to do more for the development of our dear country and the ECOWAS sub-region. The years will witness a lot more from our firm in terms of product development and innovation,” he said.
Newsmen gathered at the company’s employee engagement forum to mark this laudable milestone in Abuja that the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Stanley Jegede, is very excited at the achievements of the organization and its impact on the telecoms industry in Nigeria within a decade of its establishment
He stated that “for me 10 years in the telecom business is indeed a dream come through. In 2003, we began as a firm that wanted to add value to Nigeria’s emerging telecommunications industry; today, we are delighted at our contribution to the growth of the industry,” he said.
“I am proud that within a 10 year period we have helped to re-define Nigeria’s telecommunications landscape and have assisted in bringing the nation to its current position as a clear leader in Africa’s telecommunications sector.” It will be recalled that since its roll out, Phase3Telecom has become the preferred and network of choice for operators and other firms in the communications industry on account of its reliability and availability.
The company has also been at the centre of major government infrastructure development projects and the national broadband initiatives. Phase3 Telecom also introduced and partnered many leading local and international firms in delivering and promoting a unique Open Access Model for improved broadband delivery in the country.
It will also be recalled that Phase3 Telecom, a fully indigenous Nigerian firm, signed agreement with the Transmission Company of Nigeria, which to deploy and run fiber optic network on its transmission lines in Nigeria. This was after many failed attempts to use the powerlines to deploy transmission services.
A few years after it commenced service, Phase 3 Telecom extended its reach beyond Nigeria when it executed an MOU with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to facilitate the development of telecom infrastructure across members’ countries whereby telecom infrastructure on powerline is currently being deployed across the region. Jegede said that the success of Phase3 Telecom in the last decade has encouraged the company to look forward with excitement to achieve greater heights in the future.