The Backbone Transmission Network (BTRAIN) Project is designed to facilitate the connection of the rural and semi urban areas to the National Transmission Backbone Infrastructure via fiber infrastructure.
The USPF implements this project through Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) with Implementers by offering subsidies determined through competition.
The objective is to extend broadband to the underserved/unserved areas.
The subsidies are determined and awarded through a competitive bidding process. Each year, tender invitations are published for operators to compete for the available subsidies to deploy the fibre optic cables.
- The deployment of fibre optic cable in the target areas enhances network performance and quality of service.
- Acceleration of service coverage in commercially unviable areas.
- Increased/improved access to Internet in the target areas
- Employment creation
- Increased productivity
- Enhanced ICT skills among beneficiaries
- Beneficiaries are mainstreamed into global competitiveness
- Accelerated socio-economic development
|OFC LINKS||DISTANCE (Km)||BENEFICIARY POPULATION||BENEFICIARY INSTITUTIONS / ORGANISATIONS|
|Suleja - Izom||30||215,075||
|Apo (Kukwaba) - Keffi||54||868,848||
|Kano (Kumbotsho) - Dutse||115||439,774||
|Minna (Tunga) - Bida||84||185,553||