Dangote and Phase Three to Build Fibre Optic Backbone in Nigeria


Alheri Engineering, owned by business magnate Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Phase 3 Telecom and PHCN have concluded plans on a fibre optic network that will cover the Eastern region of the Country. Both companies tied up the agreement in Benin, the Edo State capital.

Specifically, Alheri and Phase 3 are jointly create a "One Network" of over 14,000km of aerially deployed Fibre Optics Cables in Nigeria using PHCN Power lines.

Work on the first 472km from Benin to Port Harcourt has commenced and the project will be completed and available for commercial use in 90 days, President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote told an excited gathering.

Stanley Jegede, CEO, Phase 3, called the project a convergence in building the most reliable backbone that will create high capacity to end users, pledging that the parties will not fail to deliver.

Daily Independent