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Abuja: 5th Floor, IGI House 3 Gwani Street Off Ibrahim Babangida Way Wuse Zone 4, Abuja Phone +234 9 8706059 Lagos: 3rd Floor, Plot 45, Saka Tinubu Street Victoria Island, Lagos Phone: +234 1 280 5526 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.layer3.cc
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About Layer3 Services Partners References Directors Profile
Layer3 is a dynamic provider of enterprise-wide, information technology and telecommunication solutions. We deliver value through the application of consultancy and technology. We are a professional services organization and systems integrator. We specialize in the design, implementation and support of complex voice, video and data networks. We provide expertise in designing network solutions - maintaining flexibility for expansion and growth to new technologies. We work towards completely understanding our customers’ business needs. Our solutions minimize risks, maximize flexibility and optimize the use of capital with results that exceed our customers’ expectations. Layer3 is made up of a management team and staff with extensive experience in the telecommunications and IT industry. Their collective experience spans over fifty years with expertise in the design and deployment of IP voice and data networks and solutions, LAN, MAN and WAN over different media such as fixed wireless, ethernet, fiber and VSAT. We have formed strategic alliances with leading industry players and with highly trained and dedicated professionals; we are well positioned to provide services to both local and international clients. We intend to achieve this through a systematic approach that is customer-centric, and in which the customer's business objectives enjoy top priority. This involves not only skill and depth of knowledge, but time devoted to studying customers needs. We pride ourselves as being one of the first companies in Nigeria to truly take advantage of emerging broadband communications technology to better serve our customers as they strive to "move into the future" of IP services. Our Mission Our mission is to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing unmatched telecom and IT solutions backed by trustworthy, dependable and excellent customer care Our Values Customer Focus Integrity Continual Improvement Respect for People Brief History and Company Ownership Structure
Layer3 was incorporated in May 24th, 2004 but started operations in July, 2005. It is a 100% privately owned Nigerian company with two offices in Nigeria: the head-office in Abuja and a branch office in Lagos.
Whichever industry you work in, whatever company you work for, Layer3 starts by asking you one simple question “how can we help you make your business more successful? “ With world leading partners such as Juniper Networks, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, VMware, Ericsson and Vizada, Layer3 brings you high performing and secure solutions that are easy to implement and use. Our solutions include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. VoIP (IP Telephony) Network Security Metro VPN Longhaul FIBERConnect Broadband Internet Virtualization Managed Services Professional Services
VoIP (IP Telephony)
You have heard a lot about Voice over IP, but do you know what VoIP can do for you? That is, do you know how you can take advantage of VoIP in practical terms? How you can justify the business case? Install and maintain it to give you maximum benefits? Layer3 does, and we’ll show you how. Layer3’s SIPConnect™, an IP Telephony solution, is based entirely on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) standard and is a 100% enterprise-grade, fully featured IPPBX solution with integrated voice mail, Automatic Call Distribution (ACD), conferencing, multiple auto attendants and a web-based system configuration and management tool, PSTN/IP gateways and end points. Some of the benefits of the SIPConnect™ include low cost, adaptability and flexibility, with the reliable solutions and support which enterprises require for voice applications. We provide two deployment options: we can offer you a customer-premise wholly owned solution we can provide a utility based service where you pay a price per extension per month for a managed service including the SIPConnect server, the IP phones, ―dial-tone‖ local and long distance access, even voicemail and unified messaging We will make sure your SIPConnect deployment is successful for you. Whatever it takes. Some benefits of using SIPConnect™:
Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Massive cost savings on Toll-Bypass between branch offices (bypass trunk calls through PSTN or phone operator) Easy to install, configure and manage via browser based management tool Supports existing network and meets all requirements for TDM PBX replacement or augmentation Unmatched system flexibility, interoperability with off-the shelf components and applications Leverages existing broadband/network connections for voice and data Enhances employee productivity by delivering a wide range of innovative user features Convenient VoIP system migration from a single office, to many branches Future-proofed network which enables easy moves, adds and changes Works with all SIP-compliant Soft-phones, IP Phones and Analog Telephone Adapters (ATA)
As organizations increasingly deploy network-enabled applications and information systems, measures must be taken to protect their infrastructure, applications, data, and users. The solution must integrate easily into the existing infrastructure, preserve application performance and be highly available and easy to manage. We can provision, install, maintain and monitor your total security infrastructure to minimize threats, while your employees, customers, partners and remote workers access you safely. We take a holistic approach to security. Before proceeding with any solution, our Network Security Specialists conduct a thorough analysis. By understanding your protection needs and identifying gaps, we make sure our design fits your business framework. Through our partnership with Juniper Networks, we bring you best-of-breed network security solutions. We Control: manage external security
All traffic entering your network through a non-secure route (typically the Internet) needs to be safe. Our solution provides single and two-factor authentication service which identifies and verifies users who want to access your network – remotely and from the office. Services such as Digital Certificates and Internet employee access management are also available.
We Defend: guard your network assets
We offer comprehensive threat management tools. Through the consolidation of your Internet gateways and an extensive set of security options including firewalls, anti-virus, forward and reverse proxies and a suite of messaging protection services including spam filtering, email disaster recovery and quarantine access, your network perimeter can be secured. We also offer secured services, such as SSL Gateways and IP Sec for customers requiring remote access or VPN.
We Prevent: stay on top of threats
Our Intrusion Detection, based on Juniper Network’s ISG and SSG firewall appliances, are on-watch 24x7 to monitor and respond to suspicious activity on your network, devices, appliances, servers and operating systems. Coupled with Intrusion Protection service that will block application-level attacks, your network can stay free from threats that could quickly cripple your organization.
Do you need to communicate more effectively between multiple locations? Of course you do. Layer3 can deliver the results you are looking for and here is why.
Use Our Low Cost Fiber and WIMAX Network - By using our low cost fiber and WIMAX network to create your private network you will benefit from having the lowest possible per location cost while maintaining excellent performance. Eliminate Capital Expenditure - With no more need to undertake expensive investment in building your own network at every location your business can refocus its money on other, more revenue producing areas of your company. Low Administration - Having a managed network gives your company the ability to do what it does best, focusing on your core business.
Our Private IP Layer 2 VPN which runs either on fiber (FIBERConnect™) or WIMAX or a hybrid of both media, supports all traffic type and all protocols with gigabit speeds. FIBERConnect™ is Layer3’s all-fiber network Our network provides the following benefits: Control You control routing and topology internally - helping facilitate your architectural changes. Security You define addressing on your network. Layer3 does not peer during routing sessions. Affordability We own the infrastructure. You pay only for the service
Is your organization seeking a fast, high-bandwidth, secure and low-latency interstate connectivity solution? Layer3's Long-haul FIBERConnect™ solution is designed for organizations requiring a connection that carries important, secure and time-sensitive content The solution offers true high capacity bandwidth up to STM-1 levels supporting video, voice and data services. We provision capacities from 256kbps allowing customers to seamlessly interconnect their branch offices and control how and when to carve up the transparent, high -bandwidth for their applications. When planning your interstate business applications, whether it’s to cut costs, grow your business or distinguish yourselves from your competition, Layer3 has the proven experience to deliver the benefits of high-speed next-generation technology. Some Benefits and Features Include: Low Cost: You pay for service; we own and manage the network Security: VLAN implemented to isolate traffic and optional managed security service using Juniper Network’s SSG platform 24/7 world-class support and SLA: We monitor our network around the clock and provide you a single point of contact for problem resolution that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week >98% (Proven) availability Low end-to-end latency Supports any traffic-type Bandwidth monitoring and reporting Back-up Service/ Bandwidth-on-demand available: Pay for minimum bandwidth and have us upgrade it only when you need it Aggressive Pricing: We provide options that meet your business and budget needs Allows you to reap the benefits of other managed services from Layer3 such as our hosted IP PBX and unified communications, virtual servers, managed security e.t.c. Discover the power of unconstrained information exchange when you use a high-bandwidth, highly-available, all-optical infrastructure to enhance productivity and further your business goals.
Longhaul Fiber VPN
Fast, secure connections and high bandwidth are prerequisites for effective business. An instant "always on" Broadband connection saves your business time and money by delivering the Internet and email transparently to your organization. Layer3 Corporate Broadband Services are an efficient, cost effective way to unleash the power of high speed communication throughout your company. Flat rate broadband services provide a specific amount of network bandwidth at a fixed monthly cost. We offer you the option of using either of our two last mile options, namely WIMAX or fiber with speeds ranging from 128kbps, a choice of asymmetric or symmetric access, free equipment, all with service level guarantees. We also provide VSAT solutions in areas outside the reach of our WIMAX & Fiber solutions.
Layer3 Will Help Your Business Choose the Right Solution
With Layer3 Broadband, we can offer your business the right solution whether you are connecting your business to the Internet for web and email, running business critical applications, linking your remote sites or operating a virtual private network. Features of our broadband service include: 24/7 Customer Support Static IP Addresses Online, Real-time Customer Bandwidth Utilization Graphs Industry Standard Service Level Agreement Access to multiple backbones with peering agreements with major ISPs
Can your business afford any disruption of IT services? Do you want to achieve more and spend less on your IT infrastructure? Layer3, through its VMware’s virtualization products give you the means to cut IT costs, eliminate planned downtime, deliver high availability, and be better prepared for disaster recovery. Virtualization technology makes it easier to achieve the following: Server Consolidation Server consolidation through virtualization allows you to achieve the following:
Reduce capital and operational Costs Simplify management Meet service levels efficiently Save space and power
Backup and recovery of your systems and data needs to be fast, flexible, and easy—without taking critical resources away from your systems. Through virtualization, Layer3 allows you benefit from the following:
Simplified protection of systems, application, and data Advanced capabilities to perform centralized backups without downtime or performance impacts Easier, more reliable recovery
Downtime, whether planned or unplanned, brings with it considerable costs. However, solutions to ensure higher levels of availability have traditionally been costly, hard to implement, and difficult to manage. Virtualization makes is possible to slash planned downtime, prevent unplanned downtime, and recover rapidly from outages. Using VMware’s virtual infrastructure, customers have been able to: Provide higher availability independent of hardware, operating system, and applications Reduce planned maintenance downtime to ZERO for common maintenance operations Provide automatic restart of systems in the case of server failure
Forget about traditional disaster recovery solutions. They’re costly and complex, and often can’t meet your recovery objectives even after doubling your hardware (and cost) for protected applications. Virtualized target servers for your disaster recovery give you greater simplicity, reliability, and cost savings.
Recover from disasters rapidly Ensure reliable disaster recovery Reduce the cost of disaster recovery
Technology can help you operate more efficiently, but you don't need the distraction of operating communications networks when you are focused on running your business. Layer3 can help. Layer3 manages your network operation and administration, allowing you to concentrate on what you do best - growing your business. Layer3 offers different managed services including Managed IP PBX, Managed Security, Managed Hosting (DNS, Web, Email, Server), Network Monitoring and SLA Management Benefits of outsourcing to Layer3 include:
Staying on top of your network is an enterprise in itself Successful businesses outsource to the experts. Help lower TCO Managing world-class networks is a high-maintenance, capital/resource-intensive endeavor fraught with risk. Outsourcing to industry professionals like Layer3 can help cut your TCO (total cost of ownership). Reliable networks Layer3’s network is reliable, highly available, highly secure, and includes speedy fault isolation and restoration times. Freedom to do what you do best Focus on the core areas of excellence that put your business on the map; while secure in the knowledge that our support team is also doing what it does best-round the clock, 365 days a year. Vanguard technology Staying on top of the technology curve is too expensive and resource-intensive for many businesses. Layer3 has the people and expertise to efficiently evaluate and incorporate emerging technologies. Reduced strain on IT Outsourcing cuts IT department burnout because we can help reduce the burdens of maintenance, upgrades, staffing, and training. Flexible solutions Whatever your business requirements, Layer3 can accommodate them. We can even handle third-party networks.
Layer3 professional services provide complete solutions for the design and implementation of telecommunication networks, as well as the expansion or integration of existing ones. Layer3 offers full turnkey solutions, as well as consulting/supervision services.
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Network Design and Implementation Site Surveys Project Management NMS (Network Management System) Implementation
Layer3 consultants can help you:
Understand current best practices, standards, emerging technologies, and trends Design your network and recommend vendors Undertake systems integration, network monitoring and network maintenance Define likely consequences (operational, technical, financial) for your enterprise Establish next steps Carry out researches and studies on telecom/IT issues with the aim of helping you achieve your desired results
Our professional services include:
We in Layer3 realize that, in today's volatile and competitive environment, it is becoming increasingly essential to take advantage of undertaking strategic alliances. This will ensure that our solutions are world-class, best-of-breed products and systems. They will also reassure our customers that they are investing in "winning" technology and service that is maintainable, flexible and scalable enough to meet future demands. We currently have alliances with the following companies:
Layer3 is a Juniper Networks Select partner having met requirements of having a certain number of Juniper Certified Professionals as well as proven expertise in working with Juniper Security (VPN & Firewall) and Enterprise appliances.
Ericsson, Nigeria: www.ericsson.com
Layer3 is Ericsson Nigeria’s support partner providing support to Ericsson customers (Celtel Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, MTN Cameroon e.t.c.) in Nigeria and the West African region.
Layer3 is VMware’s Enterprise Partner after proven evidence of expertise in deploying VMware’s virtualization solutions.
Vizada: www.vizada.com (www.taide.net)
Layer3 is Vizada’s (formerly Taide AS) premier partner in Nigeria, offering installation and support services to Vizada’s customers in Nigeria and Ghana.
Cisco Systems: www.cisco.com
Layer3 is a Cisco Select partner with multiple certified Cisco engineers
Juniper Networks: www.juniper.net
Client: The World Bank Consultants to the World Bank on STEP-B Project: Study to assess the backbone connectivity readiness and needs of Federal Universities and Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in Nigeria and recommend the optimal backbone solution Ref: Rob Stephens Email: email@example.com Client: Google Provision of 30mbps of Internet bandwidth as well as wireless local area network Ref: Nyimbi Odero Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Client: Great Brands Nigeria Ltd Design and deployment of SIPConnect (Layer3’s IP PBX) over WAN link covering 89 locations within Nigeria. Deployment of wireless point-to-point radio link between 2 branches in Kano. Ref: Ibrahim Salahudeen Email: email@example.com Tel: 08023170225 Client: PHCN HQ, Abuja Deployment of fiber to PHCN HQ and provision of broadband Internet and VoIP over the fiber link Provision of network security and LAN segmentation using Juniper’s SSG140 security platform Ref: Mr. Charyl Osubor Tel: 08033141141 Client: Ecobank PLC Interconnection of all branches within Abuja and linking Abuja to Lagos Headquarters over fiber Ref: Ntia Yinka Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Client: Nigerian Army Headquarters, Abuja Provision of broadband Internet, network security and IP network management Ref: Brig. General S. Wali Tel: 08035962822 Client: Aso Savings & Loans, Abuja Deployment of enterprise-wide SIPConnect (IP PBX ) for intra-office communication & inter-branch communication Interconnection of all branch offices via Layer3’s FIBERConnect within Abuja metropolis Deployment of primary Data Recovery site using VMware’s virtualization solution Ref: Babatunde Adebayo Email: email@example.com Tel: 08069079603 Client: Ericsson Nigeria Integration of mobile switches, base station controllers & intelligent network devices using TCP/IP over X25 & other propriety routing protocols for Celtel Nigeria Installation of GPRS system for Celtel, Nigeria and MTN, Congo Supply and Installation of Juniper PICs for Celtel, Serria Leone Supply and Installation of Sun Solaris servers for MTN, Nigeria Ref: John Dodge: Tel: 08022909836 Client: Zenith Bank PLC Interconnection of all branch offices and ATMs within Abuja using fiber & WiMAX and to Lagos over fiber Ref: Henry Ugwuadu Tel: 08025011741 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Client: Intercontinental Bank, Abuja Provision of branch connectivity using a hybrid network of fiber & WIMAX Ref: Collins Orighose Email: email@example.com Tel:08033219215 Client: UBA PLC, Abuja Interconnection of over 50 ATMs and all Abuja branches using Layer3’s hybrid WIMAX & Fiber network Ref: Uma Obinna Email: Obinna.firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 08022922310
Client: NEXIM Bank Design and installation of network monitoring application and network security (including anti-virus and intrusion prevention) running on Juniper Network SSG Platform Ref: Richard Essien Email: email@example.com Tel: 08054320203 Client: FCMB, Abuja Interconnection of 5 of the bank’s branches using fiber Ref: Abiodun Adesanya Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 234-1-2711988; Ext: 2740
Client: Guaranty Trust Bank PLC Interconnection of branch offices within Abuja using fiber Ref: Nnamdi Ijeh Email: email@example.com Tel: 08034081955 Client: Standard Chartered Bank Interconnection of branch offices within Abuja using fiber Longhaul fiber connectivity between Lagos HQ and Abuja branches Ref: Taiwo Alege Email: Taiwo.Alege@sc.com Client: Bank PHB Provision of branch connectivity using a hybrid network of fiber & WIMAX Ref: A b d u l r a h m a n A l i y u Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Client: Sterling Bank PLC Interconnection of all branches within Abuja and linking Abuja to Lagos Headquarters over fiber Ref: Adebajo Abiodun Email: abiodun.adebajo@Sterlingbankng.com Client: Digital Bridge Institute Provision of Internet over fiber Ref: Shehu Olaniyan Email: email@example.com Client: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Supply of Cisco switches, Routers and HP Servers Ref: Dr. Danjuma Dajab Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Others include: Zain, WITEL, Monacom, Save the Children UK, NIPOST, University of Ilorin, Global Infrastructure, AELEX, Current Link Systems, One Number, Nigerian Navy Headquarters , Fortis Micro-Finance Bank , Hasal Micro-Finance Bank e.t.c.
Layer3 has a world class executive team with direct knowledge of the industry, extensive telecommunications experience, and unique administrative skills. Our directors are: Oyaje Idoko Chief Executive Officer
He has over twelve years experience in the telecom industry and is a professional in voice and data network design, implementation and management. He was part of the team responsible for setting up two telecommunication companies in Nigeria and held high level management positions in those companies. He led the technical team that designed and built the 3.5Ghz FWA network of one those companies. He was once a World Bank Consultant on telecommunications and still serves as as consultant of the Gerson Lehrman Group. He is an alumnus of the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) where he received training on IP Multimedia Systems (IMS), Internet Security and Telecom Management in emerging economies. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has attended several local and international seminars, workshops and training courses on telecom management, project management and IP network design and trained in companies such as L3 Communications, Verizon, Lucent Technologies and Microsoft. He is a Cisco Certified Professional, a Certified Project Manager and a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (MIEEE) as well as the Project Management Institute (PMI). He was listed in the 2008 edition of the International Who’s Who of Professionals.
Executive Director, Operations
Tersoo Ayabam has twelve years extensive experience as a professional in the IT and Telecom industry. He has held top-level positions in Ericsson and was part of the team responsible for various new generation mobile technology implementations for several operators. As an Ericsson staff, he was ranked as one of the top 15 Datacom Engineers in Ericsson Global in 2004 and has received several training courses on various IP, Mobile and New Generation mobile technologies. He has handled several Telecom projects in different countries. Prior to joining Ericsson, he worked in Schlumberger, as a Network Engineer and was involved in Radio and VSAT network design and implementation for several projects. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna as well as having Cisco (CCIE written) and Motorola network professional certifications. He has trained in the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy. He was once a World Bank Consultant on Telecommunications.
Executive Director, Finance & Strategy
Oga Adejo-Ogiri prior to joining Layer3, worked as a Business Consultant and Managing Partner at Vintage Capital, an investment and business consulting firm in Nigeria. He also spent over 8 years working in the Oil & Gas sector with Shell Nigeria. In his last role in Shell, he worked as a Petroleum Economist/Commercial Analyst where he was responsible for carrying out frontline economics analyses on a portfolio of projects valued over $5 billion to support Shell's oil and gas development projects in Nigeria and also advising top management on sound commercial strategies. Prior to this, he worked as a Petroleum Reservoir Engineer where he was responsible for the management and optimization of field and reservoir production performance. He also spent 1 year in the Port-Harcourt Office of the then Manny Bank (now Fidelity Bank) where he was responsible for credit analyses of the bank's energy sector clients. Oga Adejo-Ogiri holds a Masters degree in Oil and Gas Management from the Centre for Energy, Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, UK and a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria. He is an expert on Finance and has attended several courses in this area, both in Nigeria and in the UK.
Wale Shote Chief Marketing Officer
Wale has over twelve years extensive experience both as a professional IT/Communications Engineer and a Technical Sales Engineer. Before joining Layer3, he worked as a technical/management consultant for the Data Network Management /infrastructure team of AT&T overseeing the Middle East and Africa region. Prior to this, he worked as the Team Lead/Support Manager for NTL (Virgin Media) in the UK. He also worked as a Senior Account Manager with Schlumberger Omnes where he worked directly with senior management in defining the go-to-market strategy and was very instrumental in driving and achieving the company’s sales targets. He also worked with Xerox H.S. Nigeria as an Engineering systems specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering as well as several professional certifications (CCNP, CCNA, MCSE). He has also attended several training programs at Cisco, AT&T, Alcatel University, Telindus High Tech Institute and the Nigerian Institute of Management. Wale brings on board a wealth of business development and technical experience in his role as the Chief Marketing Officer of Layer3.
Godwin Michaels Head, Network Group
Godwin holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering and current certifications include: CCNA, JNCIA-ER, JNCIS-ER, VSP-BUSINESS, CONTINUITY, JNSA-M, and JNSS-M. He has over five years experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Layer3, he worked in Schlumberger Network and Infrastructure Solutions as an RF Engineer and Support Engineer. He is an expert in LAN/WAN infrastructure & transmission systems such as fiber, SDH, VCAT technology and WIMAX and his current core job responsibilities include deploying of metropolitan and wide area networks for layer3 customers as well as managing layer3’s Abuja fiber and WIMAX metropolitan network. He is also a Juniper Networks Certified Enterprise and Routing Specialist.
Nkoyo Efretei Head, Human Resources and Administrative Services
A graduate of English and literary studies and a masters degree holder in Human resource management from the university of Luton in the United Kingdom, Nkoyo Efretei has over the last eight years, worked for several human resource and customer relations firms both in and out of Nigeria. She started her career as a customer relations consultant for smaller firms before becoming the regional manager - north for first Atlantic online in which she was in charge of customer services and marketing initiatives. Nkoyo worked for over three years as a customer relations team leader at Vauxhall, Leagrave, which was one of the largest producers of automobiles within Europe. She has also worked as a customer relations officer in NTL, Luton; Credit control officer (Team Lead) Ford Finance, St Albans; and Human resource manager & Lead recruitment consultant in specialist recruitment firm, Globemed International, Leeds. Her core competencies are in the fields of customer relations management, change management, Strategic HRM, manpower planning & people management, performance management, and grievance procedures.
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