By Solomon Eyo | 

Akwa Ibom State Government has flagged-off a State-wide Fiber Optic Broadband project exercise in partnership with a Last Mile Carrier Grade Provider for Optical Transmission connectivity requirements of Telco’s, ISP’s and Enterprise Sectors, Boardbased Communications Limited, to provide 100% fiber based Metro Fiber Local Loop with coverage of Major Business Districts.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, who performed the flag-off exercise, applauded the Boardbased Communications Limited for partnering the State Government on the project.

He listed the many benefits of the project to include Intra-building remote site training department; teleworking and video-conferencing; reducing carbon emissions and costs as well as improving internal communications; Start-up, intelligent incubator businesses and hubs; virtual offices; increased reliability; improved data storage, economical hosted applications services, educational institutions benefit from improved internet access across schools and universities, and Library and community center facilities improved for on-line educational courses

Dr Ekuwem expressed admiration over the use of a drilling machine technology to lay the fiber to avoid damaging and distorting the beautification of the New Secretariat Annex.

The project is directly supervised by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor, Bureau of Technical Matters and Due Process, Mr. Ufot Ebong.

When completed, the Fiber Optic Broadband project will attract new businesses to the area, resulting in more tax revenues, large data transfer instantly across multiple users.

Other benefits are:

👉New educational facilities encouraged to come to your city.

👉Police departments have high-quality video connections allowing for a greater number of convictions.

👉Better traffic management with automated traffic surveillance systems.

👉Fire departments could have the ability to train staff remotely and utilize the reliable communication infrastructure.

👉Public Wi-Fi points to serve parks and other public spaces, including underserved and disadvantaged areas.

👉Reduce public spending with public smart lighting and waste management.

👉Environmental monitoring such as air pollution or forest fire detection.

👉Healthcare services have dozens of possible next generation applications and processes.

👉Intelligent meter reading and parking meters.

👉Wastewater management SCADA connectivity.

👉Puts Akwa Ibom State on the map.

Broadbased Communications Limited (BBC) is a limited liability company licensed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to build, maintain and operate Metropolitan Fiber Network and Private Network Links (PNL).

It provides a 100% fiber based Metro Fiber Local Loop with coverage of Major Business Districts in Lagos and is the first & only in Nigeria to deliver an all Packet Transmission Network (PTN) and an OPEN ACCESS Solution. We are the first in Nigeria to deploy a NO-DIG solution for the installation of its Cable Facilities.


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