Phase3 Telecom, a fibre optic network provider in Nigeria, has inked a deal with INEO Energie DU Export of France to improve and expand its current communications network coverage in West Africa. The move will strengthen the development of the West Africa One network to cover all countries in the region.
“INEO Energie is the global leader when it comes to installation of power line infrastructure,” says Stanly Jegede, Phase 3 CEO. “We went through a very tedious process before and we eventually settled for them. We are quite happy to have chosen them to fulfill our efforts of providing the West Africa region with a robust telecommunications infrastructure that is second to none.”
Jegede says the move to award the deal to INEO was based on the company’s strong track record in installation.
The new deal will run from Nigeria to different countries across West Africa. Phase3 says it would provide physical telecom infrastructure throughout the region. Currently the network is an aerial optic fibre transmission system.
A major supporter of the network, the West Africa Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (WATRA) says it believes the boosting of the network will provide affordable and reliable telecommunications links in West Africa.
Jegede adds that the company would maintain its high quality fiber optic connections through electricity power transmission lines. “We have already showed the benefits of aerial optic fiber in Nigeria and its effectiveness in helping to ensure high quality communications services to customers,” says Jegede.