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While Nigeria has recently experienced an upsurge in firms appreciating the value of shared infrastructure and datacenter service delivery, for over 12 years Medallion Communications Limited (Medallion) has been the backbone supporting Nigeria's ICT and telecommunications industry in the area of carrier neutral infrastructure sharing and connectivity. Armed with the mission of building technologically advanced and secure interconnect switching centers Medallion enabled the exchange of telecom traffic amongst the different operators in the market. Medallion has built a 100 percent Nigerian colocation and hosting service provision platform, that is tailored to the specific needs of the Nigerian environment, while at the same time meeting all required international standards required of the class of services offered. This has ensured that all service provider types both local and international have their infrastructure hosted within Medallion.
Medallion currently operates some of the most advanced data hosting centers in Nigeria. The company's switch center is home to most of the major telecommunications infrastructure in Nigeria. Infrastructures hosted at Medallion include the Nigerian Internet Exchange, The Nigeria .ng domain servers, all the international fibers, all long distance service providers in Nigeria, all GSM, CDMA, fixed line, and fixed wireless service providers, value added service providers, and premium rated service providers. It is pertinent to mention that Medallion has enabled these stakeholders in the Nigerian telecom industry to seamlessly interconnect amongst themselves under a carrier neutral environment.
" Medallion offers interconnect and clearinghouse services to MNOs, Fixed-Line / Fixed-Wireless operators, VAS clients and Virtual operators. "
Medallion is the number one go-to facility for fast, efficient, and cost effective hosting and connectivity services when time to market and affordability is essential. No other facility in Nigeria today has the same number and concentration of all the International Fiber Operators (Mainone, Glo1, SAT3, WACs, ACE); Long Distance Operators (Phase3, Multilinks-Telkom, MTN, Airtel, Globacom); Metro Fiber Operators (Broadbase, 21st Century, VDT, IPNX, Suburban); Critical National Content Operators (Nigerian Internet Exchange, Google, Nigerian Internet Registration Agency, VAS providers); ISPs (Netcom Africa, Internet Solution, Vodacom, Layer3, Skyvision). Medallion has over the years created the afore-mentioned Ecosystem which gives all Medallion hosted clients the flexibility of Interconnecting amongst themselves, thus making Medallion Nigeria’s Foremost TeleHouse.
Medallion offers interconnect and clearinghouse services to MNOs, Fixed-Line / Fixed-Wireless operators, VAS clients and Virtual operators. The company is presently connected to all operators within Nigeria. Medallion’s platform can handle varied traffic types including voice, data (SMS, Fax) and video as it has robust and protocol independent infrastructure enabling all classes of operators to interconnect seamlessly. The company handles both TDM and IP based telecom operators as well as interface with major internet exchange points to ensure that local content providers are adequately catered for. Medallion operates a strong and efficient billing and settlement infrastructure that is transparent in the resolution of interconnect related billing issues.
Medallion interconnects services to telecom service providers offering innumerable benefits like one stop establishment of interconnection to multiple operators, network simplicity, optimization of the number of interconnect links, simplicity in operations, better services with reduced operating tariffs/rates, efficient billings, payment/settlement process with verifiable call detail record, reliable, and efficient and scalable network.
Medallion’s range of services includes System Integration services involving the design, installation, and maintenance of telecommunications networks covering GSM, CDMA, fixed line, and internet services platforms, design, deployment and management of network operating centers, carrier neutral interconnect exchange networks, carrier neutral collocation centers.
President & CEO
Medallion Communications Incorporated–(MCL) is the product of structured collaboration between technocrats with versatile exposures and competences in the telecommunication industry.