At the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards 2020 organized by the Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Broadbased Communications Ltd MD/CEO Prince Henry Iseghohi, won an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Telecom industry.
Broadbased Communications Ltd also won the Wholesale Telecom Provider of the Year 2020 and the Metropolitan Fiber Infrastructure Company of the Year 2020 Awards.
Broadbased Communications operates an open access Metropolitan Fiber Optic Network covering all the major business districts in Lagos. Consequently the company provides Fiber Optic Network connectivity for Mobile Network Operators, 4G Network Operators, all the Submarine Cable Landing Stations, all Major Internet Service Providers, all Data Centers, Nigeria Internet Exchange Point, major Global Telecom Operators, all the Banks, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, all Electronic Payment Switching and Processing companies, Oil Companies, major Corporate firms and Residential Estates in partnership with other Telecom Service Providers in each Estate.
Broadbased Communications also provides International Voice, Data and SMS Gateway Services, National Voice Services, Transaction and Bulk SMS Services to major Banks and Corporate Firms in Nigeria
Prince Henry Iseghohi stated that these awards are testaments to the company’s dedication to the open access model, the goodwill of our esteemed Customers, the hard work and dedication of the Staff of Broadbased Communications who have installed and maintain over 3,500km of Fiber Optic Cable connected to 22 Points of Presence in Lagos with additional Metro Fiber Networks in Kano, Akwa Ibom and Points of Presence in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Enugu.
He said the capital expenditure required to deploy Fiber is huge and companies do not need to duplicate such huge expenditures when they can share their Fiber Network infrastructure with other duly licensed Operators.
He is a strong advocate of licensed Operators coming together to address the varied issues facing the Telecom sector in Nigeria including the effect of the major corporate customers on pricing for leased line services, their use of unlicensed Operators, indiscriminate destruction of Cable Network infrastructure by Road Construction companies, access to low interest rate funds for network deployment amongst others.