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How Do I Get Bandwidth Via SAT-3? (NITEL Wholesale Internet Services)

I here NITEL offers Bulk Bandwidth via SAT3. How can I get this service? Is there a website or email contact info? Or better still, does any one have contact phone numbers for the operators of this service?

Also, I intend to use this service outside Lagos. Please, advise.

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@Elaiho, where is ur location and what is ur bandwidth requirement?

my former company sales bandwidth on sat 3, i could hook u up with my COO.

For further inquiries contact Emperp Enterprises on:

Phone: 01-8707197, 07040711931

Email: emperp@yahoo.com

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Hi!

Does anyone from the participants know,

1.who are major subscribers for NITEL Ip wholesale e.g. operators names,

2.what capacity is available for sale by nitel

4. How much.

5.how long does it take for connectivity.

Thanks

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Hi all, I know this is an Old post.

But does anyone has any update on how to subscribe to the NITEL SAT-3 or the Glo-1 Submarine Cable Access.

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is globalcom fibre link from europe complete i want to know cause am intrested in buying some bandwidth

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Does anybody know which IP Address Nitel IP wholesale uses?

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The price is down to 75,000

HI Guys, well to make a short story of this issue i can set you up a fully active cafe

with just =N=200,000 Link +10systems of PIII with 5webcams how?

very easy like 123 abc

well, let's get down

the total cost for equipment and installations is @ =N=75,000

the cost of 10 PIII systems is @=N=12,000

and Five(5) web cam @ =N= 1,000

total = =N=200,000.00

for home users total cost is 47,000

call now 080 34 73 23 23

samholyghost@gmail.com

3/7 Kakawa Street

Just behind First Bank Head office at Marina Street, Lagos

note that the quote above is for lagos only other city need to email me or call me for details

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thomasolamide@yahoo.com.

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I will need such service in Owo, Ondo state.

a VSAt or Radio to carry about 2 to 3 systems only, Its an Office.

I have my systems already and they are on the network. Just ISP that i need.

08039100515 Olamide

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in fact nitel exchange "D" and "E" at broad street are next street to my cafe

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well you should know better i gave u my phone and email

why not come to my cafe and have a fill of what is true and lie

i have no time to waste let alone giving u my Gsm line to call

all am doing here is pure marketing (is it just the SAT-3 that scares u or the price of the system or the cost of setup?

well Nigerians doubt any thing that is stress free

cos they have been stress institutionalised by the Government and it's policies

well SAT- 3 does not mean you have to die 3times to pay for it.

it is the technology that made it cheap so get the gains ow before it becomes band wagon affair

come to my cafe@ Lagos Island

No 3-7 Daily times Building behind 1st Bank Head office off Marina

or call me when you are at 1st bank gate

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for the user above me:

is that on SAT-3, or u just spam the forum and u are going off topic, ?

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I market Broadband internet conections as well as bandwidth and IPs

I setup office or home users @70,000 cost of equipment no more no less and 24/7montly subscriton @=N=11,000

i can set you up an Fully active cafe with just =N=280,000 Link and 10systems of PIII with 5web cams how? very easy like reading ABC in the university

well, let's get down

the total cost for equipment and installations is @ =N=150,000

the cost of 10 PIII systems is @=N=13,000

and Five(5) web cam @ =N= 2,000

total = =N=280,000

then montly subscription @=N= 60,000

contact for details samholyghost@gmail.com

080 34 73 23 23

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The problem of nitel is not in their`capability but the bureaucratic bottle necks that hinder their ability. Let's wait for their privatisation first for the SAT-3 link to be better, I understand they don't even have enough IPS

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IP Wholesale is very much available even outside lagos, just go to any of their zonal offices or the headquaters and you'll surely get the service. Its fast and reliable and full duplex link. Yeah the minimum bandwidth on IP Wholesale starts from 1Mbp up to 155 (STM-1). The price is also competitive 1Mb starts from $6,500. I learnt also that they are building a second landing point soon and have made provision for backup.

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But Joftech someone who buys a 1.5mb downlink shouldn't be refered to as a small time user now. I mean such a fellow should be able to take the bulls of SAT3 by the horns

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Getting any bandwidth capacity on VSAT is a very very simple task. As soon as you make your payment they will upgrade your site in less than a day.

For small time bandwidth users VSAT seems to be the only affodable way to the Internet these days.

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@ Elaiho: Na you biko, you can afford to be buying 1.5mb downlink on vsat and u still dey follow us hustle for SAT-3. If you can afford that on VSAT I don't think attempting to have SAT 3 link should be a problem for you. Well I no know ooo

People Elaiho has spoken about globacom using satellite, but if the reliability is there, is it not a better option to VSAT vendors ripping us off?

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@leighcon: 1MB costs $6,500 monthly and $3000 for deployment which is a one-off payment. However, the higher the bandwidth, the lower the price.

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The cost implication for SAT-3 access is what that has been making me to shiver. I hope the price will go way down for small time users like me.

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@ leighcon

Explanation: Glo uses satellite, it will most likely take about 500-700ms to send data fro my pc here in Nigeria to a server in Europe and back.

I have a perculiar situation on my network, there's a general increase in bandwidth usuage, especialy on the Uplink. So i need a full deuplex link , that has lower latency (ping time from lagos to london on sat-3 is less than 105ms). so 1mbs on a fibre link (SAT-3) will be faster than 1Mbps on a satellite link.

I'm already using 1.5M on my downlink, and need to upgrade going fibre will definately be best.

I believe Globacom wuold be a better option only if they had working Fibre link to Europe/Asia or America.

Here's a link to a Latency calculator for SAT-3

http://www.safe-sat3.co.za/Configuration/Configuration.asp#LatencyCalculator

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SAT-3!! SAT-3!! SAT-3!! SAT-3!! SAT-3!!,

Everyone wants to know but the information seems to be hoarded by the privileged few. I think they are only selling to the big folks "who also have the right information" But at least Nitel should be able to put some information on their website, but even the website I can't comment on it anyway but can somebody please visit www.nitelnet.com and see what a shameful national carrier can look like. Anyway I have decided to focus on what computel has in stock for me.

Somehow everyone has been avoiding comment on the ability of globacom to offer broadband.

@joftech: naira.com's site used to be naira.net but I think it's down for now may be you should give them a call.

@delarontus: I am located in Ibadan, need between 512kbps and 1mb

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I don't know about how to get Wimax but you have two options to get the 128/64 which are Computel in Akure or Nitel in Abuja.

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I don't know if computel is in Ondo State. Am looking for a service provider that can give a WIMAX access to me but they must have a fibre optic link to the Internet.

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That Starcomms and Computel are able to get it does not mean just everybody can get it.

I doubt if elaiho will ever be able to get SAT-3 access directly from NITEL, it seems they only sell to high networtht service providers (and i think that's the way it should be)

I need how much it will cost to get just 128/64 KBPS.

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There's no point calling a dog a bad name. If the other operators like Starcomms and Computel can buy the SAT-3 from NITEL, why can't everyone else do the same. people just like to be spoon-fed sometimes and that's why this thread will keep growing because all people will be doing is making enquiries and more enquiries.

I know NITEL is not really business inclined but that's because they are being run by government. However that doesn't mean the product is not available.

@leighcon: If you want the service urgently, you can post your location and requirements.

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Elaiho I can't figure out what you mean by the statement below:

"Globacom at the moment will not be able to suit my purpose, since they have a terrestrial link, which would give higher response times even at the same bandwidth, with a fibre link."

I have gone to make enquiries at the Nitel Zonal office in Ibadan and I discovered that the members of staff there do not even have as much information as I have. Infact before this year the Ibadan office was being provided email facility by skannet, Imagine!!. I was directed to about 9 different offices in Nitel and I was able to site something that looked like a computer running windows 95 in one office. They have facilities they do not know about. So bad to the extent that some of them even demonstrated ignorance of the benefits of SAT -3. I have decided to leave nitel alone for now but my fear is that these guys who claim they resell might end up short changing one in terms of bandwidth. I still think we should be able to explore globacom's gloxpress @ least they advertise it every now and then claiming they have started selling to banks

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I've actually started talks with COMPUTEL recommened by 'Komputa'. They say they can handle everything so i dont have to deal with NITEL.

I've called also the Guys at NITEL thrice , they promised to send a detailed quotation; "as soon as our server comes back up" he say's. NITEL wants to give me service and their office block wasn't online.. strange

Till now i'm still expecting word from them.

Globacom at the moment will not be able to suit my purpose, since they have a terrestrial link, which would give higher response times even at the same bandwidth, with a fibre link.

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Yea am actually aware that Globacom still uses satellite to link Europe for their bandwith, I feel however that it has been well optimized for internet usage because I have seen it work well via their GPRS modem and the speed was pretty o.k.

I just want to have the idea of how an ISP can get hooked to gloxpress broadband. May be the Globacom IP and Fibreoptic Engineering Manager friend of yours can help out

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I tried to explored that about six months ago with Globacom IP and Fibreoptic Engineering Manager, I found out that Globacom connect to the outside world not by SAT-3 but by Satellite.

Since the tension between Nitel and Globacom regarding control and access to SAT-3 came to a stand still. Globacom could not offer a direct Internet bandwidth from Europe to Nigeria thru fibre cable yet.

They have been building and completed some fibreoptic cable link between some cities within Nigeria. They planned to lay fibre cable from Europe to Nigeria to compete with SAT-3 may be in few years from now.

My recommendation is to get SAT-3 bandwidth from organizations connected to Nitel and that can offer you wholesale pricing.

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Dealing with Nitel to secure access to SAT-3 or E1 telephone access is not an easy thing or a task for faint hearted, It take a long time, lots of running around, between Abuja and Lagos, dealing with Nitel Headquarters, Filling and submitting documents and NCC licenses, Chasing and pushing documents. It will cost you lots of money as well. If you can go through all this headache go ahead, 1Mbps full duplex will cost you a little bit under $7,000 plus connection fee of a bit under $4,000 per location

My recommendation is to get SAT-3 bandwidth from organizations connected to Nitel and that can offer you wholesale pricing.

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Hello evryone, I think Bibi-2 mentioned something about broadband link from Globacom, Does anyone has information on how I can explore that, Am just tired of the local ISPs

Leighcon

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Its better to deal directly with NITEL because you get wholesale rates and you're not short changed. The quality is also full duplex.

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Where exactly do you need the service? I know a company already dealing with Nitel and providing IP Wholesale pricing on SAT-3. You can get connected within few days at some cities and towns outside Lagos like Ibadan, Benin, Port Harcourt, Jos etc. For more information you can send a mail to fastadsl@gmail.com

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You can call Shehu on 08044191091. People have started buying the bandwidth on SAT-3 from NITEL already. I know a couple of companies including oil companies who are presently using this bandwidth.

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@Bibi

does Globacom terminate outside lagos ?

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@elaiho, be careful to commit all your eggs to Nitel. Try Globacom. A friend of mine is using 2mb link with them. Pretty reliable with more than 99.9% uptime so far in last 6 months or so.

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thanks for the info Suen but i've already read about the service all over the web, i actually need to start using it. I need to migrate from GILAT/ISPEED, I actually want to buy about 1Meg so do yu have any info that can help me ( Customer care number, sale email address, or any way i can contact NITELNET ) ?

I have made several attempts but everydody keeps given me a phone number for an "Afolabi" but i cant get thru to him.

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NITELNET, the Internet arm of the National Carrier has concluded plans to launch its wholesale internet service next week. Nitelnet wholesale internet service would sell bandwidth on wholesale basis to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Private Telecom Operators (PTOs) and Application Service providers at discounted rates designed for volume customers.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/articles/2002/features/technology/tec512042005.html (April 13, 2005)

The Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) on 28 April in Lagos launched its Wholesale Internet Services (WIS).

WIS is a set of Internet connectivity services that will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs) and Carriers with an Internet Protocol (IP) carriage capacity throughout Nigeria to provide IP-based services.

The standard delivery point of the services is at NITEL’s IP Gateways in Lagos and Abuja. Both Gateways are connected to the SAT-3 IP connection to the World Wide Internet.

http://www.nigeriafirst.org/article_3910.shtml (April 29, 2005)

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The official name of the service is 'IP Wholesale' and you can read about it on Thisday Online:

"The IP Wholesale service provides bandwidth to the worldwide internet using the NITEL IP Gateway in Lagos. The Gateway is connected via the SAT-3 cable to the worldwide internet and will provide access to a broad range of clientele who are increasingly deploying as the platform for their businesses in the networked global information economy."

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=15076

(login with username nairaland, password nairaland)

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