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LAUNCHING OF THE SATELLITE: NIGCOMSAT -1R FROM THE LC3 LAUNCH COMPLEX OF THE XI CHANG SATELLITE LAUNCH CENTER, IN SICHUAN PROVINCE, CHINA 15TH 22ND DEC, 2011

The Honourable Minister of Science and Technology led the Delegation  including Minister of Communication Technology, Chairman House Committee on ICT, the Senior Special Assistant on ICT to Vice President, Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and all relevant Government stakeholders, from the telecom experts, Information Technology (IT) experts, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), financial advisers, researchers and academia, and of course the DG NigCoimSat.

 
 

Dr Baba J Adamu has always been pro-active in Democracy and promoting International Trade and Democracy throughout the world. He participated in the Canada Trade Mission to Africa with Canadian Minister Pettigrew which was held on November 15 - 26, 2002. Johannesburg, South Africa, Lagos, Nigeria, Dakar, Senegal following the G-8 commitment towards Africa. Dr. Baba Jibrin Adamu, a Nigerian -Canadian; and is the CEO of iNetworks Canada, in Toronto, Canada.

 
   

 

NigComSat-1R is a replacement satellite to NigComSat-1, which was lost in orbit on November 10, 2008. The new device is a super-hybrid geostationary satellite for communications and would also serve in telemedicine, e-learning and aircraft. NigComSat-1R has a life span of 15 years with payloads of 7 antennae and 28 transponders, to address redundancy, and it operates under four different bands: C, Ku, KA and the L bands.

Its primary role is to add value and improve the fast-growing ICT landscape in Nigeria, especially in the area of broadband internet connectivity and foster the growth of broadcasting industry as it will allow broadcasting concentrate on the provision of quality content in order to realize maximum revenue.

It is worthy to note that the new satellite would add value and improve the fast-growing ICT landscape in Nigeria, especially in the area of broadband internet connectivity. NigComSat-1R would domesticate broadband services by curtailing capital flight of about USD 500 million yearly thereby providing local jobs and human empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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