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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.

Objective

The objective is to extend broadband to the underserved/unserved areas.

Service Model

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.

Benefits
  • 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
Locations
OFC LINKSDISTANCE (Km)BENEFICIARY POPULATIONBENEFICIARY INSTITUTIONS / ORGANISATIONS
Suleja - Izom 30 215,075
  • NNPC Pump Station
  • Government Science College
  • Izom Bricks and Clay Products Ltd
  • Financial Institutions
  • Public & Private Institutions
  • USPF projects on the route
Apo (Kukwaba) - Keffi 54 868,848
  • Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
  • Government/LG Agencies
  • Five (5) Public & Private Institutions
  • Mobile Operators
  • Six (6) Commercial Banks
  • USPF projects on the route
Kano (Kumbotsho) - Dutse 115 439,774
  • University of Science and Technology, Wudil
  • Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil
  • Wudil L.G.A.
  • General Hospital, Wudil
  • Govt. Senior Sec. School, Wudil
  • USPF projects on the route
Minna (Tunga) - Bida 84 185,553
  • Government/LG Agencies
  • Eight (8) Public & Private Institutions
  • Mobile Operators
  • Five (5) Commercial Banks
  • USPF projects on the route
Total 283 1,709,250  

Projects at a Glance

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Payment Channel

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