NIGCOMSAT, HOTSPOT Partner to Provide Internet Connectivity to Rural and Underserved Communities

  • NIGCOMSAT has partnered with Hotspot to expand internet accessibility for more communities across Nigeria. 
  • The first phase is scheduled to launch in select rural areas within the next six months.

In a news report released by the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Limited, the satellite internet provider announced a partnership with Hotspot, which specialises in rural connectivity solutions. The partnership marks a significant step towards expanding internet accessibility, ensuring that more communities can benefit from reliable, high-speed internet services in Nigeria. 

Furthermore, the joint initiative between NIGCOMSAT and Hotspot is set to begin immediately. The first phase of the project is scheduled to launch in select rural areas within the next six months. This initiative in partnership with Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), will leverage the NigComSat-1R Ka-Band platform to deliver enhanced rural connectivity. Both companies are committed to utilising their combined expertise to bridge the digital divide and provide reliable, high-speed internet services to underserved communities.

“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”, stated Aisha Bantam, Assistant General Manager of Corporate Affairs in NIGCOMSAT.

According to Mrs Jane Nkechi Egerton-Idehen, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NIGCOMSAT Limited, “This collaboration with Hotspot highlights our unwavering dedication to connecting the unconnected and ensuring that no community is left behind in the digital age.”

Speaking on the partnership, Hotspot’s Chief Executive Officer, Engineer Morenikeji Aniye, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “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, empowering them to participate fully in the digital economy and access essential services.”

So far, Hotspot has proposed targeting a significant number of rural communities across Nigeria with the service.

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