Firm Pledges Support For Nigeria’s ICT Industry


In order to boost development in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in Nigeria, Aviat Networks, one of the leading solution providers has concluded plans to show more commitment in the area of managed professional services to telecom companies as a way of reducing operational cost for effective telecom service delivery.

The Vice President, Aviat Networks, Africa region, Mr. Yrevor Burchell disclosed this to newsmen last week in Lagos during his visit to Nigeria.

Burchell said Aviat Networks had a lot to offer to the country in terms of the company’s ability to provide cost saving solutions in the area of managed servies to telecom operators to enable them optimise their current assets or existing infrastructure.

According to him “Nigeria is a very strategic market for Aviat Networks and the company believes that it will still remain its number one market in the African region. Our message to you is that the Aviat brand is still the number one and we intend to remain same as we have the people that are passionate about the business especially here in Nigeria”.

While expressing confidence in the Nigerian ICT market and partnership, Burchell explained that with Aviat’s new identity, the company had introduced new solutions and products which include site controller solution that would help to control power and energy management for telecom sites as well as its current efforts in the Wimax space by the acquisition of Telsima.

“We have overcome our past identity problem by not only being known as a transmission service provider only. The new brand gives us an opportunity to reposition the company for people to see us in a number of competencies that we were not previously know for. So, in the areas like management services and Wimax, Aviat hopes to capitalise on its new identity to explore and take control of such areas as we have done in other places”, he said.

Burchell revealed that Aviat Networks had been offering solutions to the existing CDMA operators in the country before the advent of the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) adding that with the two existing brands that merged (Horris Corporation MCD and Stratex Networks), the ICT sector would soon see what the company truly was.

He also stated that his visit to the country had enabled him to meet with some of the company’s customers like Bharti, MTN, Airtel among others in order to understand their directions and current market dynamics.