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Ike Nnamani joins NIRA Executive Board

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, Engineer Ikechukwu Nnamani was Friday elected into the Executive Board of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), reports ITRealms.

His election came as part of the agenda for the 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the NIRA House, Iponri-Lagos.

ITRealms recalls that Engr. Ike Nnamani runs Medalion, which is provides interconnect exchange services in Nigeria with customers cutting across the operators of the Global System for Mobile (GSM( communications, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Fixed Line, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and Value Added Service Providers (VAS).

The Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, Engineer Ikechukwu Nnamani was Friday elected into the Executive Board of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).

His election came as part of the agenda for the 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the NIRA House, Iponri-Lagos.

ITRealms recalls that Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, a company that strives and carved out a niche in the Nigerian telecom industry as an authority in interconnect exchange clearinghouse services.

Also, ITRealms reports that Medallion currently has 70 telecom operators in Nigeria as it customer including all the major Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Fixed Line, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and Value Added Service (VAS) Providers, as well as hosting site for the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) domain servers as well as a site for the Nigerian Internet Exchange Point. Several crucial infrastructure providers, such as Google, International Gateway Providers among other also hosted at Medallion.

With over 15 years of core telecom experience, ITRealms gathered that Engr. Nnamani is very active in promoting forward looking industry policies for the growth of the telecom industry across Africa working with both regulators as well as operators to achieve this goal.

He currently acts as an Executive of the premier telecom body in Nigeria - the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) where he is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Licensed Telecommunication Operators in Nigeria under the body.

Engr. Nnamani is also the Vice Chairman of the Association of Interconnect Clearinghouse Operators of Nigeria, the umbrella association of the Interconnect Clearinghouse service providers in Nigeria.

He has also promoted the establishment of Interconnect Clearinghouses in Africa, working recently with the Ghanaian Telecom Regulator (NCA) in the creation of the Interconnect Clearinghouse license in Ghana.

He is presently helping to ensure there is a successful implementation of the license in the country. He is also active in creating regulatory policies for seamless interconnection across West, East, and South Africa sub regions.

Engr. Nnamani has extensive international experience having worked as an optical systems engineer at Luxcore Networks Incorporated in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America (USA). Whereas at Luxcore, Ike Nnamani as he is fondly called, was part of the team that  designed and led to the manufacturing of Luxcore’s Semiconductor Waveguide Optical Regenerative Device (SWORD), the acclaimed world’s first integrated photonic wavelength converter chip, which ensures non-blocking of traffic flow in telecommunication networks.

Equally, Ike Nnamani played a key role in the design and manufacture of Luxcore's LambdaXchange, another world’s first demonstrated all-optical router, which won the best system award at the 2001 Optical Fiber Conference at Anaheim, California.

In addition, Ike Nnamani as a researcher at the Design Methodologies Laboratory, Tennessee State University, was deeply concerned in the conceptualization, and design of a now patented Expanded Accommodation Tool (EAT) used in the Joint Strike Force project by the United State Military; which was executed on behalf of Boeing Aerospace in St Louis, Missouri.

Engr. Nnamani received numerous awards from Boeing Aerospace for his contribution to the success of the project and went on to join forces in designing and successfully test-run a prototype of Trident II submarine umbilical retract mechanism used by the United States Navy’s Strategic Ballistic Missiles Defense Programme, which earned him a United States Navy plaque for outstanding work on the project.

Ike Nnamani’s work has been published in numerous international publications including the Boeing Aerospace newsletter, and the 2002 Region XI technical journal of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International.


Engr. Ikechukwu Nnamani holds a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville Tennessee, USA as well as a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Congratulations Ike Nnamani.

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Pix shows the Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media Ltd, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, congratulating Mr. Ike Nnamani on his election to NIRA Executive Board.

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