A 20-year-old company, Messrs Raeaana Limited, is the Infrastructure Company (InfraCo) Licensee of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for South-South region.
Raeaana is an infrastructure operator for wireless telecommunication in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. The company provides critical backend services for leading mobile network operators and internet service provider to deliver seamless, reliable connectivity for voice, data and multimedia contents.
From message on its website, Raeaana Limited prides itself as delivering scalable, cost-effective solutions for remote locations and communities.
The company was founded by Jay Stephen Ogor, ESQ. Mr. Ogor is a dynamic, result-oriented leader with more than 20 years successful experience in building and positioning Raeanna Limited as a major telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and Sub Saharan Africa.
Meanwhile, Professor Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, reiterated that Raeanna, alongside other InfraCos, were carefully selected to provide broadband infrastructure for the growth of the economy.
The EVC stated this when Dr. Promise Ekio Ekio, Bayelsa State’s Commissioner for Communications, Science and Technology, led a delegation to NCC, seeking partnership to drive the State’s digital transformation agenda.
Dr. Promise Ekio said the State Government recognizes that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is one of the critical areas they have identified for priority to accelerate the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the State in order to bolster employment for the youths of the state and to nudge their interest in digital culture.
Responding, Prof. Danbatta who was represented during the meeting by Dr. Augustine Nwaulune, NCC’s Director, Digital Economy, commended Bayelsa State Government for seeking collaboration with NCC to stimulate economic growth through telecommunication services and assured that NCC is a ready and willing partner of Bayelsa State on telecoms and ICT.
He promised that NCC will ensure that infrastructure gaps in the telecommunications sector are bridged to accomplish Government’s vision in the context of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy 2020-30.
Explicating further, Danbatta stated that, to accelerate broadband infrastructure deployment in the South-South geo-political zone where Bayelsa State is situated, the NCC had licensed Messrs Raeaana Limited, as one of the seven licensed Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos), authorised to cascade fibre to deepen the penetration of broadband services in all nooks and crannies of the country.
“The InfraCo licensees have been given timelines to work in their respective zones of deployment to cascade fibre infrastructure to the rural communities, covering the 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs) to enhance robust telecom service provisioning in the country”, the EVC stated.
TechTV findings show reveal that six InfraCo licences had been issued by the Commission.
- Raeana Nigeria Limited (South-South Zone);
- O’dua Infraco Resources Limited (South-West Zone);
- Fleek Networks Limited (North-West Zone);
- Brinks Integrated Solutions (North-East Zone);
- MainOne Limited (Lagos Zone) and
- Zinox Technologies Limited (South-East Zone).