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Nigerian government to boost internet services in underserved communities

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The Nigerian Government, through Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited, NIGCOMSAT, has initiated a move to revolutionise access to reliable and affordable internet services in underserved communities across the country.

The agency said it has entered into a groundbreaking partnership with some private companies that specialise in rural connectivity solutions.

This was contained in a statement signed by Aisha Bantam, NIGCOMSAT’s Assistant General Manager for Corporate Affairs.

According to her, the strategic collaboration aims to revolutionise access to reliable and affordable internet services in underserved communities across the country.

Bantam said NIGCOMSAT and the private entities would leverage their respective strengths to deploy cutting-edge satellite technology and innovative connectivity solutions to connect remote and rural areas that have traditionally lacked access to internet connectivity.

“By combining NIGCOMSAT’s extensive satellite infrastructure and Hotspot’s expertise in rural connectivity, this partnership will empower communities to bridge the digital divide and unlock new opportunities for socioeconomic development.

“At NIGCOMSAT, we are committed to leveraging our technological capabilities to drive digital transformation and improve the lives of Nigerians, especially those in underserved regions,” she said.

Mrs Jane Nkechi Egerton-Idehen, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NIGCOMSAT Limited, explained: “This collaboration with Hotspot highlights our unwavering dedication to connect the unconnected and ensure that no community is left behind in the digital age.”