Tejas Networks Limited, a global IT company of Indian origin with over 400,000 products deployed in over 65 countries across the world, has unfolded its grand plan for the Nigerian market.
Co-founder, Tejas Networks Limited, India, Mr. Arnoh Roy, unfolded the plan while speaking on the sidelines of the 4th Indo-Africa ICT Expo, which held in Lagos last week.
“We are designers and manufacturer of telecommunication products in India. We are constantly looking at expanding our market from India to many other countries across the world.
“When we started expanding, we saw not only in Nigeria but many other African countries, the applicability and significance of the products we are making. One of the reasons for coming to Nigeria, Africa and various other markets was the opportunity to really take part in the growing market.
“Nigeria is also an emerging economy like India and there is a lot of requirement for communication technology. There is a lot of investment happening and still going to happen in building the broadband networks across the country. And with our strong experience in providing solutions and implementing them in India, we saw the relevance of bringing that technology and seeing the applicability in the market in Nigeria and other African markets, ” Roy explained.
Roy disclosed that with over six years of operation in the Nigerian market, Tejas Networks, an optical and data networking products company, which designs and develops market leading products in the Optical Networking and Broadband Access (4G LTE, GPON) segments, is already discussing with the Nigerian Government on its grand plan for the country.
“We already have an office with local employees here in Nigeria doing our sales and support. But we want to come in a much bigger way and we are in talks with the Nigerian Government. As part of building the networks, we’ll develop both skills centres as well as manufacturing facilities. So, everything that is deployed here will get assembled here in Nigeria. They will have trained people who know how to assemble, how to deploy and how to support it. All of these investments will come as part of the partnership with the Nigerian Government in growing the ICT sector.
“We are in touch with the Communication ministry, the Honorable Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, who was at this Expo was in India and we actually showed him how this inter-connectivity has been provided and the kind of technology that is used. It was a kind of site-working. I think he is very motivated to bring something like this here. He is also motivated that it cannot just be selling of products which we deploy here, we have to bring value-addition, skills training, and assembling capabilities. We are all looking to do all of that as part of the overall plan,” Roy stated.