The Nation (Nigeria)
Fed Govt adopts satellite to improve safety
TFederal Government has begun moves to use the nation's satellite in the orbit (NIGCOMSAT-1R) to roll out satellite based augmentation systems (A-SBAS), to improve national safety, security and productivity.
Considering the partnership between Nigeria and other international agencies, the move would also benefit some African countries.
It is spearheaded by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy through the Nigeria Communications Satellite Ltd (NIGHE
From Blessing Olaifa, Abuja Comsat).
A statement from NIGCOMSAT said: "The three partners demonstrated the additional services provided by ASBAS on July 7 and 8, by calling on the SBAS signal they have broadcast over the Africa and India Ocean (AFI) region since September to provide the first SBAS open service in this part of the world via the Nigcomsat-1r satellite."
The Managing Director/ CEO of NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Dr.
Abimbola Alale, said: "The demonstration in Brazzaville, Congo, ( in July) is in line with our desire to bring to the fore the numerous disruptive applications of SBAS technology utilising Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and warning alerts in digitalised economy across sectors, especially in non-aviation sectors such as maritime, rail, survey, civil engineering, oil & gas, precision agriculture, security of strategic national infrastructure, mass-market applications among others.