NIGERIA – Nigeria’s leading information, communications and technology (ICT) company, ipNX has partnered with the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to further support the development of Nigeria’s ICT and broadband infrastructure.
The partnership deal will also help ipNX expand its fibre-optic network to more than 200,000 residences in Lagos and other locations, including Abuja and Port Harcourt.
The company specialises in network connectivity and the delivery of broadband internet and voice services to a multitude of corporate organisations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and residential customers.
“The U.S. Government has committed significant resources to improving telecoms infrastructure in Nigeria and this support is crucial as we believe that investment in critical ICT projects will strengthen the resiliency outlined in Nigeria’s economic sustainability plan.”Mary Beth Leonard- U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria
According to the World Bank’s ‘Nigeria Digital Economy Diagnostic Report’ released in 2019, Broadband is a key enabler to harness the digital economy transformation and high-speed broadband has the potential to accelerate Nigeria’s socio-economic development.
At a virtual signing ceremony, the Group Managing Director of ipNX, Ejovi Aror, said that he was confident that the partnership between his company and USTDA will play a crucial role in making world-class connectivity and broadband internet access a reality in Nigeria.
Aror said the new partnership with USTDA will bring ipNX a step closer to achieving its mission to continually leverage technology to create innovative solutions that help mankind thrive.
He noted that internet access is pivotal to the digital transformation and socio-economic development of Nigeria adding that the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic made the case for a vibrant ICT sector to stronger than ever before.
ipNX in a statemenet revealed that the agreement was made possible as a result of several engagements between the USTDA delegation to Nigeria and the leadership of ipNX;
It further noted that it intends to continue to work with USTDA beyond the preliminary stage, to execute many more projects into the future that will bring about the digital transformation and socio-economic development in major cities in Nigeria.