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NigComSat expands broadband service

Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) has completed a deal with Newtec, an equipment maker for satellite communications, to expand its broadband offerings in Nigeria.

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The government-owned satellite operator will be able to expand its enterprise, government and consumer Ka-band broadband services in Nigeria by deploying another hub and satellite modems.

Newtec’s business partner, Content Oasis, will be the system integrator responsible for maintaining the modems installed for the NIGCOMSAT and Newtec Dialog platform.

Abimbola Alale, MD and CEO of NigComSat, said: “The ability to run multiple services over Newtec Dialog was a key advantage for us when selecting our technology partner for this expansion as it means we can install a variety of modems and select the best one depending on the application being addressed, and all via a single platform.

“Along with the optimal efficiency achieved via Newtec’s in-built technologies, this will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively expand our portfolio to meet the rising demand we are currently seeing across Nigeria.”

This deal was made possible as a result of NigComSat’s continued success with the Newtec Dialog VSAT platform.

The CEO of Newtec, Thomas Van Den Driessche, said: “As NigComSat looks to expand its offering, Newtec Dialog offers a perfect fit for this, allowing NigComSat to seamlessly move into new markets.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our long-term partnership with NigComSat at what promises to be an exciting time for the company and have every confidence that our technology will meet the needs of both the company and its customers.”

“As a multiservice VSAT platform, Newtec Dialog enables operators to build and adapt satellite networking infrastructures according to specific needs. With Newtec’s modems, a choice of three return technologies is provided, including MF-TDMA, SCPC and Newtec’s unique, dynamic Mx DMA, which combines the best qualities of both to provide dynamic bandwidth allocation with the highest level of efficiency,” Newtec said.

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NigComSat teams with FUT

Nigerian government agency Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal University of Technology (FUT) aimed at ensuring the country’s technological progress.

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Addressing representatives of the FUT in Abuja, NigComSat CEO Abimbola Alale said any innovative technology created via the collaboration would be registered by regulatory agencies, ensuring the proper copyright laws are associated with the products and that they are made profitable.

She added that all of NigComSat’s services were available to help drive the country’s economy.

According to Alale, the FUT has distinguished itself in research innovation by winning numerous grants and recognition nationwide and globally. Alale said the collaboration would also include other academic communities in Nigeria.

“We are proud of FUT, as graduates of the university are heading strategic units in NigComSat. This collaboration is aimed at bridging the gap between the industry and academia,” she said.

FUT vice-chancellor Professor Bala Abdullahi expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to partner with NigComSat, adding that the FUT was working towards improving the quality of education in Nigeria.

Established in 1983, the FUT is a government-owned university that specialises in technological education.

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