New Equinox Lagos operations to drive African expansion plans, company says
By TECHNOLOGY TIMES Staff
Lagos. June 23, 2013: Equinox International, the leading provider of infrastructure technology solutions and services across the Middle East and North Africa region says the opening of its new African headquarters in Lagos is to drive its expansion plans on the continent.
Equinox’s Egypt office will continue to serve as the company’s headquarters for the entire Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the company says underscoring that the Nigerian operations will support the company’s aggressive growth strategy across the rest of the continent.
The expansion effort includes major investments in engineering, sales, marketing, and operations to better serve the potential growth opportunities created by Equinox International, the mother company of Equinox Nigeria, and the latest technological advancements in the ICT industry, the company announced.
“We are extremely pleased that our expansion plans for Africa is on track in 2013, and that we are launching our new regional operations out of Lagos,” says Osama Qadan, Managing Director of Equinox International.
According to him, “Nigeria has an addressable market of over 160 million people, a robust economy, extensive oil and gas reserves, and a large telecommunications sector. These realities have created attractive revenue opportunities in strategic sectors such as telecommunications, industrial, energy and financial services. Nigeria is also benefiting from its fast-growing financial sector, skilled work force and favorable business and investment climates”.
Equinox was established in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 2005. Since its establishment, Equinox has built a significant customer base in both network infrastructure solutions and advanced services. In 2010, Equinox moved its Middle Eastern headquarters to Cairo after a significant operations growth in Egypt.
Equinox International has accredited partner status with a number of top technology vendors, including Cisco, EMC, IBM, NetScout, Oracle, Vmware and Apcon.
Equinox is also the leading provider of IP NGN and Mobile Packet Core technology solutions in Africa, with several deployments throughout the continent.
The new regional headquarters in Lagos will host the company’s operations not only for Nigeria, but also for the entire West African region. All sales, marketing, human resources, finance and Equinox’s Consulting Services will be managed and delivered with local talent, the company said.