The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has earned the opportunity to inspect Computer Warehouse Group Plc., CWG’s satellite facility, following the recent working visit paid to CWG’s corporate head office by NBC’s Director General, Mr. Emeka Mba in Lagos.
The satellite facility is meant to function as the support base for the SES digital TV platform, which is to be launched soon.
After welcoming the delegation, the Head of Presales, Mr. Gbenga Odegbami, made a brief presentation on the summary of CWG’s history of service excellence and innovation.
According to him, CWG provides integrated ICT services that are of great value to the operations of various clientele, through the well-motivated and highly skilled workforce, adding that CWG was simply an IT infrastructure sale firm at inception and have currently grown into a Pan-African ICT Powerhouse, which is dedicated to aid businesses through planned partnerships with OEM’s and world-class organizations.
Recently, CWG innovated its business model to be based on Cloud computing and Subscription under an umbrella aptly tagged CWG 2.0.
Clarifying the business model concept, Mr. Odegbami said that CWG 2.0 is a cloud based subscription business model motivated by the desire to enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop and make noteworthy social influence on an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution created to enable business owners manage their Financial and Accounting Record Keeping, Openshopen, SMERP, and an e-commerce platform that permits shop owners open their own virtual stores online.
“Our strategic collaboration with SES Astra, a foremost global satellite company to bring the first Direct to Home digital TV is an integral part of our CWG 2.0 vision. The partnership entails SES providing space segment, using their ASTRA 2F satellite, at 28.2 degrees East, while CWG will manage the teleport services required to project the signals to viewers, using high operational standards”, he added.
Mr. Emeka Mba applauded CWG’s vision in presenting a free to air DTH TV to the Nigerian broadcasting climate, noting that the vision will be influential in the quest to take quality broadcasting to every part of the nation, adding that the vision will permit local stations to compete competently and cost-effectively with both the national and global stations.
He added that NBC will offer the relevant support for CWG to make the project a success.
Speaking to the delegation, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CWG, Mr. Austin Okere, praised the NBC for its efforts in making sure that Nigeria beats the June 17 ITU deadline for digital TV migration.
“The CWG/SES platform, beyond being a business idea, is our social impact investment contribution to ensure that none of the 27 million households in Nigeria are left out in the digital TV switch over. Firstly, visual content will be made available to millions of households at no cost, through a Free to Air (FTA) medium. Secondly, we are offering a platform that will enable broadcasters to deliver their content to a broader audience cost-effectively,” he added.
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