ICT Development: Ekiti Commences Laying Of Fibre Optic Cable

September 1, 2013

In the bid to actualise the Ekiti Digital Transformation Programme of the Governor Kayode Fayemi administration, the state government would commence the laying of fibre optic cables in designated areas of the state this week.

Governor Fayemi will be performing the ground-breaking ceremony of the Phase 1 of the optical fibre cable laying project for Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Tuesday.

The project, which is an outcome of the MOU signed between the Ekiti State Government and iPNX Nigeria Ltd sometimes in June, is in line with government’s initiative of transforming Ekiti State into a digital state.

The laying of the fibre optic cable, which is expected to enhance effective internet connectivity in the state, is expected to last for eight weeks.

Fibre optics cable is the fastest means of transmitting data. A single strand of fibre cable can transmit up to 100 gigabits per sec, making it possible to simultaneously carry video, internet and telephone calls. Due to its capacity for almost limitless data speed, fibre-optics is the true enabler of broadband services.

With the infrastructure of fibre optics based broadband being available in Ekiti State, the foundation is being laid for a transformation in the way Ekiti residents live, work, do business and play.

The first phase will cover about 8 km from the Government Data Centre to Tantalizer, Fajuyi Park, Bank Road, State Secretariat, GRA/Onigari and Christ’s School axis.

Essential services that will be provided via the fibre cable in the areas covered include: high speed internet access to home and offices at an affordable price;  Wi-fi hotspot at Fajuyi Park; telephone call services; Video Conferencing; Cable TV on demand (with many channels);  Safe city security cameras; e-Education;  e-Health

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