• Short Summary

    Work is almost completed on a two million pound (4.8 million dollars) earth satellite project being constructed for Nigeria's Department of Communications in Lanlate, western Nigeria.

  • Description

    Work is almost completed on a two million pound (4.8 million dollars) earth satellite project being constructed for Nigeria's Department of Communications in Lanlate, western Nigeria. The earth station will provide for the improvement and expansion of international communications between Nigeria and the rest of the world.

    The contract for the construction was signed in February of this year between the Nigerian Ministry of Communications and the General Telephone and Electronic International Systems Corporation of America (GTE). Work began almost immediately and the station is expected to be in commission early in 1971.

    The communication links that the station will provide, will be for telephone, telegraph, telex, leased telegraph circuits and data transmission. At a later day, the station will also be capable of transmitting television programmes from Nigeria to other parts of the world via communication satellite.

    As a member of the International Telecommunication Organisation -- COMSAT -- Nigeria will also be in a position to receive television programmes from other members when the project is completed.

    The station will be connected by a microwave link to Lagos, the Nigerian capital, from where further distribution will be made via land-line links.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Q1YPN6O40ESP13TEXZZSJGWO
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Q1YPN6O40ESP13TEXZZSJGWO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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