Phase3 Telecom, a Nigerian infrastructure and broadband service provider has signed a collaborative agreement with HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecoms service provider.[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Stanley Jegede, CEO, Phase3 Telecom”]Phase3 Telecom has deployed over 6000 kilometre of fibre optic cable to date with another 3000 kilometre planned for the next 18 months while commissioning several Points of Presence at sites in all key cities, Jegede added.[/blockquote]
Phase3 Telecom said that the alliance is expected to usher in new and advanced communications solutions for Nigeria and other West African countries. The HKT deal was secured through its international division, PCCW Global.
Under the terms, Phase3 Telecom will have access to PCCW Global’s vast international MPLS network covering major African cities such as Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Maputo, Johannesburg and Cape Town and 3000 other cities around the world.
On the other hand, PCCW Global will also gain improved access to networks in Nigeria via Phase3 Telecom’s fiber infrastructure.
Announcing the development, Stanley Jegede, CEO of Phase3 Telecom said the deal would boost the expansion efforts of his company.
“This partnership is a strong endorsement of the quality of the network we have built and a clear step forwards in our mission to connect all Nigerians with each other, and with the rest of the world.
Phase3 Telecom has deployed over 6000 kilometre of fibre optic cable to date with another 3000 kilometre planned for the next 18 months while commissioning several Points of Presence at sites in all key cities, Jegede added.
James Welch, PCCW Global Vice President and Head of Sales in emerging economies, said the partnership was an opportunity for his company to explore prospects in the region.
“PCCW Global is keen to explore new opportunities with Phase3 Telecom, as our collaboration opens up new connectivity in West Africa.