Galaxy Backbone partners MTN Nigeria for internet services

30 Jun 2009

State-owned public enterprise Galaxy Backbone has partnered with mobile operator MTN Nigeria to provide internet services to its downstream customers. Under the agreement, Galaxy Backbone will take up capacity from MTN’s fibre network to provide the internet service. ‘The partnership with MTN is in line with Galaxy’s business strategy of maintaining multiple sources of upstream IP service to enable us to provide reliable and sustainable IP connectivity services,’ said Galaxy Backbone’s CTO Martin Ahachi, adding: ‘Being one of the leading providers of bulk IP and fibre-optic transport in Nigeria, MTN is able to meet Galaxy’s stringent requirements for fail-over back-up source in the event of service outage on its fibre backbone cable.’ Galaxy Backbone was established in 2006 to set up and operate a unified ICT infrastructure platform to addresses the connectivity of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the federal government. The company also operates a nationwide network backbone to help facilitate the digital inclusion of underserved areas and rural communities.

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