Galaxy Backbone (GBB) operates from the perspective of a collaborator with the private sector rather than a competitor.
In his words: “Galaxy Backbone is not a competitor to the private sector, rather it is an enabler. The infrastructure that Galaxy Backbone has here can serve the private sector, so they can cut their CAPEX, reduce the cost of ICT (services) and helps to reach the underserved and unserved areas, which may not be ordinarily lucrative for the private sector. So, we are just partners and collaborators to the private sector.
GBB’s vision is to be an enabler of digital inclusion in Africa
Similarly, Prof. Abubakar said that GBB is working assiduously in its quest ‘to be an enabler of digital inclusion in Africa’.
“Galaxy Backbone is a service providers trying to give maximum security to the data you have; trying to provide infrastructure. Our goal is actually to make it possible for you (customers, especially MDAs) to achieve your goals. In fact, our vision is to be the enablers of digital inclusion in Nigeria and Africa in general.
GBB’s Tier IV Data Centre facility
TechEconomy can report that the GBB has completed its Tier IV data centre facility in Kano State.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected the launch the facility before the end of this quarter.
The facility can ensure clients do not experience more than 26.3 minutes of downtime annually. In addition, customers are guaranteed a Tier IV service level agreement (SLAs) that is near 100% uptime even in the face of required maintenance of redundant counterparts.
The Managing Director had at different fora maintained that Galaxy will continuously invest in enhancing digital infrastructure and human capacity to meet the rising and sophisticated demands across agencies including security and other arms of governments.
He added that the Company has a pervasive Fibre connectivity network across the nation to enable seamless communication among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.
For instance, Galaxy Backbone has laid a Fiber Optics Backbone Network that spans over 2500Km and is still growing.
Also, Abuja Metro Fibre Network that spans over 1500 Km and is still growing.
The company has several eLTE Base Stations to deepen its connectivity reach via wireless technology.
There are 18 Base Stations currently operational in Abuja, Bwari, Zuba, Lafiya, Enugu, Owerri, Kano and Kaduna. The installation of 30 Base Stations currently ongoing across the country”, he told the IT Professionals who gathered at the conference.
To improve the quality of public service delivery, GBB has embarked on a LAN infrastructure upgrade and rehabilitation across 25 various multi-tenant locations across the FCT.
It involves overhauling of the LAN including Cabling, Power Backup and active devices.
The GBB boss said they are working assiduously to redefine virtual collaboration within and across MDAs via its Unified Communication Service.
GBB has provided infrastructure for Virtual Federal Executive Council Meetings from May 2020 to present. Today, over 18,000 IP phones deployed for seamless toll free collaboration across MDAs.