Nigeria is one of the main telecom markets in Africa. The significant growth experienced by the sector in recent years has attracted investment from foreign companies.
Clear Blue Technologies International is a Canadian company specializing in the supply of off-grid electrical energy and smart solar energy solutions to telecommunications operators. It announced on Thursday July 7 that it was expanding its global operations to Nigeria “to better leverage this market and support these local growth initiatives.”
As part of its expansion, the company will establish a new subsidiary and local office in Lagos. This new office will provide sales and business development as well as customer relationship management. Additionally, it will ensure smoother installations, faster delivery and lower costs for customers through local support and local electrical component warehousing.
Clear Blue’s expansion into Nigeria is part of the company’s global growth ambitions. It comes in a context marked by strong growth in the Nigerian telecommunications sector, in particular due to the growing demand for high-speed Internet connectivity and the acceleration of digital transformation. To meet this demand, telecom operators are investing in reliable off-grid power systems for their large-scale infrastructure projects.
Last April, the company signed a partnership agreement with the satellite telecom services operator Viasat to deploy energy solutions at 5 “Community Internet” sites in Nigeria. The company has also signed similar partnership agreements with other companies for other regions of the continent. These include YahClick, iSAT and Avanti.
“ With our offices in Kenya in the east and now in Nigeria in the west, we are committed to the African market and our growth in the region. We can now better support our growing business in Africa and are delighted to have local representation. We are truly the first choice to power African telecommunications and we are excited for our future in Nigeria ,” the company said in a statement.