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STATE ACCELERATED BROADBAND INITIATIVES (SABI)

Expression of Interest to Build and Run Broadband Infrastructure in all State Capitals and Selected major Commercial Cities in the Country

In a bid to address the lack of a robust and resilient telecommunications infrastructure in the country as well as government determination to realize a knowledge based economy and social, enrich the lives and living conditions of Nigerians in areas such as healthcare, e-learning, e-commerce and e-governance, and in general accelerate productivity and economic growth, the government is desirous of urgent deployment of Broadband infrastructure in the coountry in a public-private partnership arrangement.

Accordingly, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) hereby invites proposals from qualified and competent Telecommunications operators and Internet Service Providers to build and run a broadband infrastructure with Government support and incentives in all state capitals and selected major commercial cities in the country.

Interested qualified companies should submit expression of interest in sealed envelope clearly marked "Expression of Interest to build and run a broadband infrastructure in the country" and delivered not later than 1700hours Nigerian time on the 13th day of October, 2006 to the address below

www.ncc.gov.ng