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The Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone (GBB), Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, has said that the agency has saved over N3 billion for the Federal Government from championing video conferencing last year.
 
Abubakar disclosed this at the GBB maiden Customer Appreciation Day, in Abuja, where customers were updated on its services and acknowledged for their constant support towards the growth of the organisation. 
  
He noted that video conferencing had solved the problem of security, transportation, accommodation, feeding as well as money spent on entertainment, among others.
   
“You realise money for the government in two ways, whether in the liquid cash, that is, the revenue coming or in saving the government some costs that they are supposed to make with the fact that you have now provided a platform where everything is collated and then put together.
 

 
“You can look at Galaxy from that perspective. Our vision is to enable the private sector to also strive. For example the video conferencing, we have been championing now, we have been able to save over N3 billion for the government.
 
“Trying to join a meeting from your own house, will save you the issue of security, will save you the issue of transportation and will save you the money you will spend in terms of entertainment.
   
“So there are so many components that are being saved for the government because of the provision of that platform,” he said. 
   
On the progress made for the data centre, Abubakar informed that the GBB was working assiduously to execute the deployment of phase 2 National Information Communications Technology Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) Project in the first quarter of 2022. 
   
He appreciated customers for their support and cooperation in the development of digital technology in Nigeria and urged them to keep exercising patience for things to take proper shape.
   
“Our customers mean everything to us as an organisation and as individuals working for the greater good and technological development of our nation, Nigeria.
  
“We are doing all that needs to be done to see that we deliver the required services by these particular customers.
   
“It is usually an opportunity to take stock of how well we have performed in the delivery of our services and how well we have improved.
   
“Today, we will be doing all that and more. So, it is an interactive session with the customers and also to hear from them and get feedback on how much we are doing in terms of delivering these services so that we can improve,” Abubakar said.
   
Asst. Corps Marshall of the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC), Efosa Peter, said that the commission had 350 locations being controlled by GBB in terms of Internet connectivity.
   
Peter, who represented the FRSC at the event, said that even with some challenges of connectivity as a result of activities around where GBB provides services, it tries to provide the services and resolve issues concerning breaking.
   
Ahmad Abdulkadir, Head of Information Technology (IT), who represented Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), commended GBB in terms of customer support.





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Nigeria gets new 10MW data centre, as region eyes $500m investments  — Technology — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

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A new 10MW data centre has been unveiled in Nigeria to pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa.
  
Africa Data Centres, the largest network of the interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities on the continent, launched the facility, which is situated in Lagos, at the weekend.
 

   
The Chief Executive Officer of Africa Data Centres, Stephane Duproz, described Nigeria as one of the company’s key markets as there is a rapidly-growing demand for data centres in the region, which is hungry for digitisation, as organisations of every type and size in Africa accelerate their digital transformation journeys.
   
He said as part of the recently launched Cassava Technologies group, Africa Data Centres plays a critical role when it comes to providing this very digital infrastructure that is needed to support the mass adoption of digital services for consumers and businesses in the region.
  
Duproz also announced that the new facility is the first of four faculties being earmarked for Nigeria, adding that the company has plans to also build an additional facility in Lagos at a separate location to ensure full disaster backup, while Abuja and Port Harcourt will also get their own facilities.
  
With this in mind, Duproz described the Lagos operations as a significant milestone for Africa Data Centres, as it shines the spotlight on the tremendous growth opportunity the company sees not only for its business in the region but for Africa as a whole.
  
“Africa Data Centre is witnessing an unprecedented demand for fintech services, apps, broadband, cloud technologies, and more, all of which are seeing data demand skyrocket.”
  
This latest announcement follows on the heels of Africa Data Centres recently announced major data centre expansion plans that will see the company building hyperscale data centres throughout Africa.

“These plans are the greatest Africa has ever seen. They will see us build some 10 interconnected, cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres across the length and breadth of the continent, in an unmatched $500 million investment in Africa’ digital transformation, which will double our already significant investment in the continent,” Duproz added.
  
The 10MW facility in Lagos is a key part of this expansion as Nigeria is a critical African market in terms of leading the charge for hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa.
   
The new facility in Lagos marks a significant step forward in Africa Data Centres’ ambitious long-term plans to close the digital divide in Africa and digitise the continent by bringing these services to businesses and citizens alike, he added.
  

The Lagos facility will be the de facto hub for Africa Data Centres in West African, said Duproz, noting, “We built this facility in response to the massive demand from hyperscalers, key cloud operators and multi-national enterprises that already use our facilities and have expressed interest in being a part of bringing digitisation at scale to West Africa. As the unquestioned leaders in data centre operations in Africa, we were the clear choice as partners in their expansion strategies.”
  
Duproz said the Nigerian data centers were part of a Continental network of data centers being rolled out in all the key cities of Africa.
  
However, Duproz stressed that there will be no question of sacrificing the environment to carry out the company’s ambitious digitisation plans. “This is a trade-off Africa Data Centres is simply not even prepared to entertain. Our strategy is all about empowering and uplifting Africa’s citizens, protecting the environment, and uplifting the economy.”
  
Duproz said this latest Nigerian facility will boost the economy through job creation, as digitisation is known to create job opportunities across a slew of industries.

 
 
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Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat (left); Chairman, Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh and the President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesina Sodiya, when Zinox Group bagged the Technology Company of the year award at the 2021 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) organised by NCS in Lagos.





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