Gateway Communications is to roll out broadband services in 10 states across Nigeria in the new year following its acquisition of a 10.5Ghz spectrum licence.

The 10 states are Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Delta, Abuja, Edo, Oyo, Anambra, Abia and Enugu.
The company says the acquisition follows its successful roll out of Airlink and MetroLink 10.5Ghz spectrum solutions in Lagos and furthers its drive to build a pan-African connectivity network that covers every major African city based on satellite, submarine cable and terrestrial (fibre) infrastructure.
Gateway will roll out services across the Nigerian states throughout 2010, with Port Harcourt and Abuja scheduled to go live in February. It has also committed to roll out the solutions to a further 14 states in 2011.
“This is a pure broadband 10mb solution with an MPLS backbone and with the flexibility to customise the solutions we provide to individual client needs,” says John Dindlebeck, MD of Gateway West Africa. “This expansion demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing world class connectivity solutions in Nigeria and is a major investment. We have already seen significant interest in the service in roll out states from our existing clients in Lagos.”
The AirLink and MetroLink solutions are targeted at fast growing medium-sized businesses looking for a reliable and customised connectivity solution to help drive growth and operational capacity, Dindlebeck adds.