US Telecom firm plan assembly plant in Nigeria
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012
Transition Networks Incorporated, USA, one of the largest makers of telecoms networking gadgets has entered in strategic partnership with Teledom International Limited to expand Nigeria’s broadband infrastructure to cover metro, home, office and campus connections.
As part of contributing to local content development, the American company says it is considering establishing an assembly plant in the country to offer enterprise network solutions including Ethernet switches, routers, fiber modules, media converters and network management solutions. Zal Admani, director of Sales, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Transition Networks, made this disclosure at the launch of the company’s solutions in Lagos last week.
According to him, Nigeria was a strategic market for the company, considering that the country was already making significant headway in broadband development.
Admani noted that Transition Networks is looking at taking advantage of Nigeria’s emerging broadband ecosystem by offering reliable network devices of the future applicable in government, education, industry (processing, manufacturing & infrastructure), telecommunications, financial services, security among others. With over 20 years of expertise in hardware manufacturing, Transition Networks offers the ability to affordably integrate the benefits of fiber optics into any data network - in any application - in any environment.
Offering support for multiple protocols, any interface, and a multitude of hardware platforms; its portfolio gives users the power to deliver and manage network traffic reliably over fibre.
The company unveiled its networking solutions that enable ICT Infrastructure builders, network designers and builders, systems integrators and network operators deliver and manage their networks efficiently, excellently and cost-effectively.
Emmanuel Ekuwem, chairman, of Teledom Group said the collaboration between the two companies will see Teledom International Limited, a leading broadband infrastructure and technology provider in Nigeria distribute world class products of Transition Networks in the Nigeria’s vibrant information and communications technology market. He explained that top-level representatives of Transition Networks would be on hand to deliver product presentations and interact extensively with participants at the launch with a view to establishing business relationships of long-term mutual rewards to all parties.
Ekuwem said the indigenous company would, as part of the partnership, distribute Transition Networks’ products in the country’s Information and Communications Technology market. He said the essence of the partnership was to offer technology equipment that would facilitate seamless broadband connectivity to homes, office buildings, campuses and cities.
Ekuwem said the US company would essentially provide reliable network devices of the future applicable in government, education, industry (processing, manufacturing and infrastructure), telecommunications, IT, banks, electronic media, and security, among others.
The Teledom boss spoke further on the broadband connectivity products on offer as a result of the partnership, saying, "The American company offers networking products that enable ICT infrastructure builders, network designers and builders, systems integrators and network operators to deliver and manage their networks efficiently, excellently and cost-effectively.
"Specifically, the company offers enterprise network solutions including ethernet switches, routers, fibre modules, media converters and network management solutions. Others are optic fibre network for data, voice and video; mobile backhaul applications; connectors; access control and video surveillance systems for homeland and national security operations."