Layer3 Embarks On Network Expansion

Layer3 has commenced optimization and expansion of its fiber network. The expansion will see the firm increasing the coverage of its metro fiber network to most parts of Abuja metropolis and areas which were previously out of reach, including Utako and Jabi districts. All her wireless customers will be migrated to the fiber network upon the completion of this exercise within the first quarter of this year. The ongoing exercise will also include the expansion of the Lagos fiber network coverage to Marina before the end of Q1, 2011 and Ikeja and Lekki areas will be live by mid 2011. Expansion within Victoria Island has seen lots of service providers and bank headquarters migrate their services to the Layer3 platform.

The company’s Executive Director, Operations, Mr. Tony Ayabam, has cited the increasing demand for Layer3’s services as well as request for more bandwidth by its customers as a major reason behind its decision to embark on this network expansion.

In a statement, Layer3 announced that it will also be upgrading its network from a pure IP platform to a consolidated MPLS platform. The company says the new IP/MPLS network will also provide a “streamlined path” to new solution offerings such as MPLS-based site-to-site connectivity and managed services such as managed firewalls, managed Internet and managed VPN services.

“This is an important milestone for Layer3, and her customers: in making our network work to exceed our customers needs and expectations” said Oyaje Idoko, Layer3’s CEO. “With this network enhancement, Layer3 is poised to deliver the highest quality of service backed with excellent customer support on a national scale and is prepared to support significant growth in new IP-based communications services.”