NIGERIA’S JIGAWA STATE COMPLETES BROADBAND ACCESS NETWORK IN CAPITAL
Jigawa State has installed a multi million naira broadband access network which is being run by the state government-owned Galaxy Information Technology and Telecommunication. The project, financed by the EXIM Bank of the United State of America, with a total sum of USD6.2 million representing 85% from the bank and 15 percent from Jigawa state government, is now 99 percent completed.
One of the site engineers of the Galaxy information Technology and Telecommunication, Engr. Abdulkadir Mohammed said already two base stations have been installed in the state capital and they have started operating the internet services within the state capital, adding that as soon as they complete installation, the entire state will be linked with the broadband network.
He said in addition, the state capital Network hub will distribute Internet contact to remote sites and within Dutse at 6.3 metre earth station with radio frequency and intermediate equipment needed to communicate with asatellite. The network capacity is planned to be 2040 kbps straight from the United State of America to Dutse.