One of Nigeria’s mobile telecommunication outfits, 9mobile, has signed an agreement with Gravitas, a property and infrastructure development company, to provide exclusive telecommunications services on Gracefield Island.
The company, in a statement, said the deal demonstrated its commitment towards enabling the growth of Nigerian businesses.
According to 9mobile, Gracefield Island will be a new integrated cosmopolitan smart city of 25,000 inhabitants initiated by Gravitas and built on purposely-reclaimed land within the fast-rising premium Lekki, Lagos shoreline.
It added that exclusive Island would offer world-class utilities and services for both residents and businesses who desire a more liveable and serene environment that offers them opportunity for increased comfort and productivity.
“9mobile is partnering Gravitas as the exclusive telecoms service provider on Gracefield Island for the provision of a fibre backbone infrastructure and internet that enables world-class communications across fixed voice and data services including Triple play and Dual play. Other services to be provided through 9mobile’s fibre backbone infrastructure include Internet of Things (IoT), for security, surveillance, fleet tracking, smart home solutions, smart metering and intelligent utility,” it said.
Speaking during the agreement signing ceremony and tour of the island, Acting Managing Director of 9mobile, Stephane Beuvelet, affirmed the telco’s unwavering commitment to continue to be innovative in the development and provision of best-in-class solutions that enable Nigerian enterprises thrive in a sustainable manner, earn optimal returns on investment and achieve their overall business objectives.
Beuvelet, who expressed delight at the new strategic partnership between 9mobile and Gravitas, commended the scope and quality of the project, and thanked Gravitas for entrusting 9mobile with the critical task of providing telecoms services on the Island.
Responding, Managing Director/CEO of Gravitas, Olufemi Babalola, expressed happiness at the partnership with 9mobile, and commended the telco for its unflinching commitment to quality of service, innovation and customer service.
He disclosed that the company carried out due diligence before deciding on the telecom firm as its preferred partner.