At the just concluded annual Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecoms Awards 2020, Nigeria’s foremost shared services infrastructure & network connectivity provider, Galaxy Backbone (GBB), received the Public Sector Connectivity Services Provider of the Year award. This recognition is coming at a critical time when the world, and indeed Nigeria, is still going through the Corona Virus pandemic which has in many ways affected the economy and political fortunes of the country.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, GBB providing the platform and personnel that enabled the smooth operation of government and by extension, the public sector. At the last count, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has had 22 virtual meetings on the network connectivity & unified communications platform provided, managed & supported by GBB.
In recognizing GBB for this award, the organizers explained that Galaxy Backbone has played a critical role in accelerating digital transformation and adoption of modern technologies within a short time especially in the public sector and this has further strengthened the goal of the Digital Economy agenda spear-headed by the Honourable Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. Dr. Pantami also bagged the Digital Leader of the year award at the event.
In receiving the award, an elated Managing Director/Chief Executive of Galaxy Backbone, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar thanked the organizers for the recognition given to Galaxy Backbone. “On behalf of the management and staff of Galaxy Backbone, I would like to thank Instinct Wave & the Association Of Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ATCON) for this award. We will continue to live up to our name as the digital platform for network & connectivity services in the nation’s public sector”.
Galaxy Backbone (GBB) is the Digital Infrastructure and Shared Services Provider to public institutions in the country. GBB has covered 13 states in the Federation with its own Fibre connectivity. This has given those states an opportunity to experience high speed connectivity services. The organization continues to expand the frontiers of its services to cut across different agencies and across different states of the Federation, while maintaining the international service standards that guide its operations.