VDT leading broadband revolution in Nigeria

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Broadband has become a key priority of the 21st Century, and its transformative power is fast becoming an enabler for economic and social growth. This makes it an essential tool for empowering people, creating an environment that nurtures the technological and service innovation, and triggering positive change in business processes and the society as a whole.

There is no gainsaying the fact that increased adoption and use of broadband in the next decade and beyond will be driven by the extent to which broadband-supported services and applications are not only made available, but are also relevant and affordable for consumers.

While the benefits of a broadband-enabled future are manifest, a broadband revolution will definitely fuel the need for increased infrastructure upgrade and expansion.

VDT Communications Limited is the leading provider of Broadband communications in Nigeria.

Established in 2001 by Mr. Biodun Omoniyi, VDT is focused mainly on providing Broadband Communications Service to the growing data-centric financial industry  among other sectors of the Nigerian economy.

Omoniyi has since led the growth of VDT through his dynamic management style from the then one branch office to the multi-branch, nationwide entity it is today; providing broadband services to numerous customers in the Banking and Financial services, Insurance, ICT, Oil and Gas Logistics, Manufacturing, Education, Government and FMCG sectors among others. With his knack for excellence, premium quality service delivery and customer delight, he has led VDT Communications to earn the international quality certifications to ensure that world class standards are maintained in all aspects of VDT’s services.

VDT Communications  operates one of the most advanced telecommunications networks in the country. The company’s Network infrastructure design is structured towards providing a broad range of end-to-end efficient and reliable IP-based (data and voice communications) services while building a long term, trusted partnership with its clients.

With over 150 Points of Presence (POPs) spread across the country, VDT is able to provide quality Broadband services with localized support services nationwide.

The Services provided by VDT include: Digital Leased Circuit (DLC), Wireless Connectivity and Corporate Internet to all parts of Nigeria using mainly terrestrial technology –all via national VPN/MPLS backbone, 4G LTE Advanced retail internet service, ATM Solutions, Cloud Service, WIFI-Hotspot, SME packages among others. VDT Communications can guarantee 100% service availability with lower latency due to the absence of congestion when primary trunk fails. Thus making for an improved Operational Flexibility.

VDT has also launched her retail arm, 4G LTE Advanced internet service with commercial service roll-out and growing coverage, thereby giving members of the general public an opportunity to enjoy her quality services.

In 2018, VDT rolled-out her SME Service called VDT SMEmpower to provide SME’s across Nigeria the opportunity to accelerate their businesses with premium and reliable internet services.

VDT provides services to about 95% of banks and 80% of insurance companies in Nigeria as well as leading multi-national companies, government agencies and blue-chip companies across other sectors of Nigerian economy.

VDT Communications led the Bitflux consortium that won the auction for the 2.3GHz spectrum license. Thus the company is playing a leading role in broadband penetration in Nigeria.

An ISO 9001:15 and ISO 20000-1: 2018 Certified internationally certified telecom company, VDT is also the first ISO 20000:2011 certified telecom company in West and Central Africa for excellent IT service management. VDT is also a winner of several awards including “Broadband Company of the Year, 2018 , 2017 and 2015”, “Corporate Internet Provider of the Year 2019,  2018 and 2017”, “Bandwidth Company of the Year”, 2016, “Bulk Internet Provider 2011 & 2012” and “Wireless Backhaul Provider 2009 & 2010”.

In Learning and Development Benchmark Survey conducted by Digital Jewels Limited which involved over 100 corporate organizations, VDT Communications was named amongst the five (5) best organizations in Nigeria that promotes Learning and Development among her staff.

VDT relentlessly pursues a productive Learning and Development policies for her staff across. In the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, VDT offers free training annually to graduates in her Modular Trainee Engineers Program to increase the employability of our engineering graduates.

VDT also engages in other CSR activities aimed at developing the Nigerian Telecom and ICT industry in general and giving back to the society.

Among these include loyal sponsorship of the following events annually without fail for many years now: Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition, Nigerian Insurance Association Chief Information Officers [NIA CIO] Conference, IPV6 Workshop organized annually for Network Engineers in the country.  VDT also sponsors and promotes the International Girls in ICT Day, Award prizes to the best graduating students in Electronics and Telecom Engineering of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro among others. VDT Communications also collaborated with USPF to establish and operate Cyber Cafés in four remote/under-served locations in the Country to facilitate broadband penetration to the unreached population.