Digital infrastructure and shared services provider to the Nigerian government and all its agencies, Galaxy Backbone (GBB) has signed a partnership agreement with Newwaves Ecosystem, a creative Digital Company, to facilitate the deployment of Konn3ct, an indigenous Virtual conferencing solution. This is in line with the government’s local content adoption drive.
Konn3ct offers video conferencing, voice calls, content sharing and chat among users across desktop, mobile and workspaces.
Speaking at the signing event, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, Managing Director at GBB- represented by Baffajo Beita, head Of Enterprise Business Group- indicated that “Galaxy Backbone is happy to promote indigenous solutions especially, in the areas of aiding business of government”.
The Newwaves Ecosystem team assures that the Konn3ct platform has been designed to provide the best value for money in terms of ease of communications, improved security and ease of use. It also allows users to pay in the local currency, hence saving the government foreign exchange spending.
On his part, Williams Olufemi, chief enabling officer/director, Newwaves Ecosystem thanked the Management of GBB for their belief in local solutions. “I am sure that Nigerians and the Federal Government will be proud of what we have been able to develop here”, he added.
Konn3ct is registered by the country’s local technology regulator, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Olufemi indicated that his team has recently integrated a learning management feature on Konn3ct to make it suited for educational institutions in Nigeria to adopt it. This is in addition to the online retail meetings and web conferencing features.
He wondered why the Federal Executive Council meetings are held on Webex, why NITDA is using MS Teams and why the VP’s office is using Zoom as well as Federal and State legislatures be holding their meetings on foreign platforms when a viable local alternative is available.
“You will notice how vibrant and profitable the entertainment industry is now because Nigerians develop taste and preference for the local content.
Konn3ct could just be a vehicle for radical change and transformation of the local ICT sector”, he explained
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