Phase 3 Telecom spends USD100 million on backbone

25 Jun 2008

Carrier’s carrier Phase 3 Telecom has spent over USD100 million on a fibre-optic backbone in a number of cities in Nigeria. The company’s CEO told the ThisDay newspaper that a further USD200 million will be spent expanding the network across the country. According to, Phase 3 Telecom provides carrier-grade international voice services to PSTN, GSM, and pan-European calling card operators, as well as to Tier 1 traffic carriers. It also provides a detailed Service Level Agreement (SLA) that includes guaranteed interconnect, and has international connectivity through SAT3 in Lagos, where a gateway provides a link to its point of presence in London, giving it connectivity with over 370 carriers.