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Europe, Others Jostle For NigComSat1 Transponders

British Telecom has connected Nigeria to its $20bn global 21 CN platform. The CN platform is a global Internet Protocol-based Virtual Private Network solution for high net worth corporates.
This follows a partnership deal with 21st Century Technologies, a Nigerian telecoms company which will anchor the Nigerian end of the loop.

The 21 CN facility is capable of carrying various types of traffic, including voice, video and data to over 100 countries across the world, with Nigeria being the latest addition.

The Business Development Manager, BT, Mr. David Roome, said the project was a new generation of communications networks which required nodes in various countries.
“We built this network - the Multi Protocol Label Switching. It is the new generation of Internet Protocol networking,” he said.

Roome said the typical customer for the network would be corporate bodies such as oil and gas concerns, banks, telecoms firms and others with branches and facilities spread across the nation or internationally.
He described Nigeria as a secure and stable investment destination with market depth and quality human capital.

The Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Technologies, Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, said his firm was glad to partner with BT and that together, they could make a strong business statement in Nigeria.

He added that the vision was to satisfy customers and shareholders of both companies through the deployment of cutting edge technologies and excellent customer service.