Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Zinox Addresses Broadband Inadequacy With Live Hub

Zinox Technology hub has gone live with the installation of a brand new state of the art iDirect Internet Evolution Hub to address broadband insufficiency.

It is efficient, scalable, and flexible and is readily available 99 per cent of the time. The hub would bring relief to the academia beginning from April 2013 when Zinox streams e-content to educational institutions at half the present cost.

The technology guarantees redundancy internet access through VSAT and fiber infrastructure using MPLS technology. As a self-organising network with full redundancy the teleport is well backed up with round the clock uninterrupted power and the entire network is installed with N+1 protection which ensures that the hub has spares in case of service failure.

Leo Stan Ekeh, Zinox Chairman, speaking to research fellows on the last day of their industrial attachment at the Zinox factory complex said, "Our commitment to assist the Nigerian nation to become a world class knowledge driven society inspired us to relocate our hub from overseas to Nigeria with the installation of a brand new state of the art iDirect Internet Evolution Hub."

He revealed that Zinox made substantial investment in the installation of the hub because of its philosophy that no country can participate and excel in the 21st century without an IT identity. He told the research fellows that from available records, Zinox has deployed the largest number of eLibraries in the whole of Africa and powered her New Evolution HUB in Lagos to take control of broadband access to many institutions and cities in Nigeria.

Zinox is also offering additional facilities like network operation centre (NOC) to major corporate sponsors to enable them monitor bandwidth consumption, efficiency and effectiveness of the networks deployed nationwide from the comfort of their offices or homes. "We presently have huge bandwidth resources to meet our customers' short term and long term needs. Our focus is more on knowledge centres and underserved communities across the country," he said.

He further revealed that "these centres were being serviced from our Washington location but now we have completed test running and have commenced seamless migration of our corporate Customers from our new Hub which runs 24 x 7". The Zinox team of skilled, tested, and professional Engineers are already motivated and equipped with Network Management tools to monitor the whole Network round the clock. Customers will get support anytime of the day, all year round, added Mr. Ekeh.

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