The Lagos state government is currently constructing fibre optic infrastructure around the city. If you’ve been moving around a lot, you must have noticed some workers digging around the city.
The plan is to unify all telecom infrastructure in the city. This way, telcos will no longer have to lay fire cable ducts themselves, they will just have to lease from whoever is the constructor of such a project.
The state government handed the project to what seems to be two Internet shy companies. Messrs Western Telecommunications and Engineering Services Metro Limited which is surprising?
Meanwhile, countries like Russia and Kenya have already tried and failed, while Rwanda has not recorded stellar results from the initiative. You can read more here
What do you think?
Should this project have been given to the likes of MainOne, Glo or any other well-known company?
Will it really bring wider coverage faster connectivity?