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VGCCL signs up Siemens, plans 10 cities rollout

Remmy Nweke

Hopeful compliant of the Unified Licensing Regime (ULR), VGC Communications Limited (VGCCL) has sign new contract with Siemens Group for the supply of switches, even as it plans to rollout in 10 new cities soon.

General Manager (GM), VGCCL, Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, revealed this to ITRealms Online in his office at Victoria Garden City (VGC) Lagos.

He said, that the planned roll out in 10 new cities is not dependant on its recent application for unified license from the apex telecom regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Although, he did not name the 10 new cities, but said it will be spread across the six geo-political zones of the country.

The wired line telephone operator, he said, would leverage on the proposed license to expand its rollout plans.

“If the license come as expected it would be right on time to complement the efforts of moving into these new cities,” he told our correspondent.

On the recent contract signed with Siemens Group, he said, its mainly for the supply of infrastructure and precisely switches.

In order to further enrich its readiness for ULR, he said, VGCCL is now constructing a three-storey building to serve as its corporate headquarters, within the VGC environ.

On completion, he said, the building would have its first floor serving as equipment apartment, the second floor would house the management team while the third floor would serve as an open office.

He looks forward to its completion before the end of this year.

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