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NIGCOMSAT and Hotspot Partner to Expand Rural Internet Access in Nigeria

NIGCOMSAT and Hotspot have partnered to bring internet access to rural areas in Nigeria. This initiative aims to provide high-speed internet to underserved communities.

In a recent announcement, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited shared the news of its partnership with Hotspot. Hotspot specializes in rural connectivity, and this collaboration will launch the first phase within six months.

The Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) supports this project. It will use the NigComSat-1R Ka-Band platform. This technology will enhance internet connectivity in rural areas. Both companies aim to close the digital gap and offer reliable internet services to remote communities.

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Empowering Communities with Digital Access

Aisha Bantam, NIGCOMSAT’s Assistant General Manager of Corporate Affairs, highlighted the benefits of this partnership.

She emphasized the importance of combining NIGCOMSAT’s satellite infrastructure with Hotspot’s rural connectivity expertise. Se also highlighted that this will help bridge the digital divide and foster socioeconomic growth in Nigeria.

“By combining NIGCOMSAT’s extensive satellite infrastructure and Hotspot’s expertise in rural connectivity, this partnership will empower communities to bridge the digital divide and unlock new opportunities for socioeconomic development.

“At NIGCOMSAT, we are committed to leveraging our technological capabilities to drive digital transformation and improve the lives of Nigerians, especially those in underserved regions,” she said

Mrs. Jane Nkechi Egerton-Idehen, Managing Director and CEO of NIGCOMSAT, also added the company’s commitment to connecting underserved communities.

“This collaboration with Hotspot highlights our unwavering dedication to connecting the unconnected and ensuring that no community is left behind in the digital age.”

Additionally, Hotspot’s CEO, Engineer Morenikeji Aniye, expressed excitement about the collaboration. He affirmed Hotspot’s mission to connect millions of unconnected individuals.

“We are thrilled to work alongside NIGCOMSAT in this endeavour. At Hotspot, connecting the millions of unconnected persons remains a cardinal objective of our mission.

“By combining our expertise and resources, we will be able to deploy innovative solutions that bring reliable and affordable internet access to rural communities. We will also empower them to participate fully in the digital economy and access essential services.”