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…to stimulate internet broad-band pentration South-east
Zinox group, a Nigerian wholly indigenous Information Communication Technology (ICT) company led by Mr Leo Stan-Ekeh has secured another breakthrough in her expansion as one of her subsidiary,Zinox Technologies emerged telecom company to provide Infrastructures(Infracos) in the South-east zone.
This was announced by nation’s telecoms regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently with Zinox getting South-east while Brinks Integrated Solutions covers the North-East zone.
The licence would enable the two companies fill critical infrastructure gaps, and enable broadband services in two geopolitical zones in the country.
The licensing of Infracos is a major precursor to the soon-to-evolve broadband revolution in the country.
According to Sunday Dare, NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management, NCC, said that Zinox Technologies was licensed in December last year to deploy metropolitan fibre-optic infrastructure in the south eastern part of the country, while Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited won the bid for another region.
“Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited was approved in December and Zinox for the South East. Out of seven, we have four ready. Before the end of February, the remaining three will also be fully licensed. And of course, we also know that MainOne has been working and the other three will join before the end of February,” he stated.
The Infraco licences are based on the NCC’s Open Access Model (OAM) in line with the National Broadband Plan (NBP) of (2013 – 2018).
By provisions of the NBP, Nigeria is expected to attain 30 percent broadband penetration by 2018.
The NCC had earlier licensed two Infracos: MainOne Cable, HIS while the entrance of Zinox Technology and Brinks Solutions brings the total to four.
You may recall that Zinox Group recently bought over the e-commerce Group, Konga in a landmark deal.