Sumanta Kumar Ray, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pan African Towers
Sumanta Kumar Ray, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pan African Towers

In just two years after debuting in Nigeria, Pan African Towers, an indigenous telecom infrastructure company has won big at the 4th Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA). The company which has its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria was awarded as the Emerging Infrastructure Provider of the Year, while its CEO, Wole Abu was recognised and awarded for his outstanding contributions to the telecom industry in Nigeria.

Speaking after receiving the Awards at the Nigeria Airforce Conference Centre and Suites in Abuja, the Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Sumanta Kumar Ray on behalf of the CEO of the company, thanked the organisers for deeming his company and CEO, Mr. Wole Abu for being worthy of receiving such resounding recognition in Nigeria’s telecom sector. The CTO said that these awards demonstrate the persistent drive, dedication and commitment of Pan African Towers to continue providing connectivity to people everywhere in Nigeria especially to those in underserved areas in the country. Mr. Ray said that Pan African Towers has a massive growth plan to penetrate every nook and cranny in Nigeria and beyond to ensure that everyone anywhere in the country can access telecom services and foster other life-enhancing services, and these awards is an encouragement to stick to that plan.

Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Sumanta Kumar Ray and other staff members of Pan African Towers receiving their awards by the ATCON Vice President, Mr. Ike Nnamani
Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Sumanta Kumar Ray and other staff members of Pan African Towers receiving their awards by the ATCON Vice President, Mr. Ike Nnamani

In his exact words, the CTO, Mr. Sumanta Kumar Ray said “On behalf of the Pan African Towers family and my CEO, Wole Abu; we say thank you so much for these enormous awards. We are grateful for this recognition and are continually dedicated and committed to bridging the telecom infrastructure gap in the country. This award means a lot to us and is a great motivation for us to continue with our massive growth plan to penetrate every part of Nigeria and beyond especially underserved areas and provide them with access to life-enhancing services through the connectivity we provide. Pan African Towers will continue to establish sustainable partnerships with government and the private sector to ensure that the telecom industry in Nigeria continues to grow tremendously and we are focused and committed to providing quality services and transforming Nigeria into a digital economy”.

The PAT Chief Technology Officer, acknowledged the presence of the DG of NCC, Alh. Umar Danbatta, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ali Pantami who was duly represented as well as other dignitaries and industry experts at the event for their collective contributions to the growth of the telecom industry in the country. Mr. Ray said this recognition is a push to continue to do more in the industry.

These awards mark the fourth award received by Pan African Towers, as last year the company was awarded as the Emerging Tower Company of the Year at the 3rd Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards (NTITA) and the International Standard Leadership Award by the Quality World Alliance for being the Leading Telecommunication Service Provider of the Year 2019.

A Cross Section of the Staff of Pan African Towers headed by the Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Sumanta Kumar Ray (Middle)
Sumanta Kumar Ray, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pan African Towers
Sumanta Kumar Ray, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pan African Towers