Galaxy Backbone (GBB) operates from the perspective of a collaborator with the private sector rather than a competitor.
Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, MD/CEO of Galaxy Backbone Limited made the remark when appearing on the DigiVation Network program monitored by TechEconomy.
In his words: “Galaxy Backbone is not a private sector competitor, rather it is an enabler. The infrastructure that Galaxy Backbone has here can serve the private sector, so they can reduce their CAPEX, reduce the cost of ICT (services ) and help reach underserved and unserved areas, which may not usually be lucrative for the private sector, so we are just private sector partners and collaborators.
GBB’s vision is to be a catalyst for digital inclusion in Africa
Similarly, Prof Abubakar said GBB is working diligently in its quest “to be a catalyst for digital inclusion in Africa”.
“Galaxy Backbone is a service provider trying to keep the data you have as secure as possible; trying to provide infrastructure. Our goal is actually to enable you (customers, especially MDAs) to achieve your goals. In fact, our vision is to be the catalysts for digital inclusion in Nigeria and Africa in general.
GBB Tier IV Data Center
TechEconomy can report that the GBB has completed its Tier IV data center installation in Kano State.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to launch the installation before the end of this quarter.
The installation can ensure that customers experience no more than 26.3 minutes of downtime per year. Additionally, customers are guaranteed a Tier IV Service Level Agreement (SLA) that is close to 100% uptime, even in the face of required maintenance of redundant peers.
The CEO has asserted in various forums that Galaxy will continuously invest in improving digital infrastructure and human capabilities to meet the growing and sophisticated demands of agencies, including security and other branches of governments.
He added that the company has a ubiquitous fiber connectivity network across the country to enable seamless communication between Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
For example, Galaxy Backbone has established a fiber optic backbone network that spans over 2,500 km and continues to grow.
Also, Abuja Metro Fiber Network which spans over 1500 km and continues to grow.
The company has multiple eLTE base stations to deepen its reach of connectivity via wireless technology.
There are 18 base stations currently operational in Abuja, Bwari, Zuba, Lafiya, Enugu, Owerri, Kano and Kaduna. Installation of 30 base stations is currently underway across the country,” he told IT professionals gathered at the conference.
To improve the quality of public service delivery, GBB embarked on an upgrade and rehabilitation of LAN infrastructure in 25 different multi-tenant locations across the FCT.
This involves overhauling the local network, including cabling, backup power, and active devices.
The GBB boss said he was working diligently to redefine virtual collaboration within and between MDAs through his unified communication service.
GBB provided an infrastructure for the virtual meetings of the Federal Executive Council from May 2020 until today. Today, more than 18,000 IP phones are deployed for seamless collaboration at no cost between MDAs.