Gospell Digital Nigeria
Gospell Digital Technology Limited is a leading DTV and triple-play solution provider for Digital TV/OTT and Household entertainment manufacturing company in Nigeria: Founded in 2014 as the first indigenous DTT and DTH Set Top Box assembling plant In furtherance of the deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting:GOSPELL was among the pioneer companies licensed by The Federal Government of Nigeria under the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in its desire to ensure that all Nigerians go digital before the deadline of June 17, 2015 Digital Switch Over (DSO).
GOSPELL is the largest indigenous STB licensed manufacturer in West Africa with a production capacity of 1.2Million boxes annually. Also has extensive experience in over the top (OTT). IPTV and digital television antenna and dishes.
GOSPEL Digital Technology Limited Nigeria was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission on the 26th June 2014 as a Limited Liability Company. With RC No.1200088. The Head Office in Nigeria is located at Plot C11 Calabar Free Trade Zone, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
GOSPELL Nigeria comes with combined manufacturing experience of over 2 decade with its primary technical Partner SKYWORTH DIGITAL. Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co., Ltd (Skyworth Digital) is a subsidiary company of Skyworth Group, which was established in 1988, with headquarters in Shenzhen China.
Skyworth Group is mainly engaged in the development and manufacturing of consumption electronics, display devices, TVs, digital set top box, and semi-conductors, listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange since 2000 under the ticket HK00751. In the past 24 years, Skyworth Group has grown to be one of the Top 10 TV brands in the world and is ranked 14th among the top 100 electronics China with a forecasted turnover of 5billion USD in FY 2014.
Skyworth Digital, as a world leading STB manufacturer, has established its dominant position in China pay TV market and developed its presence in over 100 countries across the globe.The company has 16 years of experience in developing and manufacturing STB for broadcasters. Skyworth Digital is delivering high quality, feature-rich, customized Digital Set-Top-Box, IPTV, OTT and Value-added system to customers worldwide. Skyworth Digital has 3200 employees and its total volume shipment is estimated to be over 21M units of STB to global market for the FY2014.
Gospell Digital Nigeria is one of the 100% indigenous technology Medium Enterprise company financed and supported by the Bank of Industry-BOI. The company is investing about $5million Dollars in both the assembly and SMT lines in Calabar Free Trade Zone and Port Harcourt<
The Gospell Digital Box is locally manufactured in compliance to the West African (ECOWAS) Common Set Top Box System- Mpeg 4, DVBT2 Standard; based on the Inview middleware and Nagra CA technologies which will provide a platform for the introduction of Conditional Access, Electronic
Programme Guide (EPG) and many new value added services, such as; interactive services, interactive advertising, and e-Government services. Additional STB peripherals such as Personal Video Recording (PVR) and Wi-Fi enabling devices will also be governed under these national standards.
As part of our growth plan strategy, Gospell digital factory on full commission by October 2017 will not produce STBs, but will assembling Television sets, GSM cell Phones, Tablets and Prepaid electric meters.
Today Gospell Has set up 4 Pneumatic Electronic Assembly lines to churn out in full capacity 200,000 boxes per month, 50,000 Tablets and 50,000 Prepaid Meters monthly.
Gospell is one of the first to acquire 2 lines automatic Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Chip Placement machine for the manufacture of Personal Computer Boards (PCB) in Nigeria.
Gospell Digital Technology Nigeria has over 30% of Digital STB market in Nigeria and our strategy is to maintain same, as we expand our territories to the rest of the West African Sub-region and beyond.
Our Focus is to continue to develop local technology, materials and capacity in building sustainable indigenous company. We hope to increase our locally sourced material by 40% in the next 3 years -2020
Total Quality Assurance is the base line of our Business
Gospell Digital Technology is capable of placing 250,000 components per hour, spread over 3 SMT lines (surface mount technology). GDT currently manufacture in excess of 150,000 printed circuit boards per month (i.e pre paid electricity meters, vehicle tracking systems, television main boards and detonator boards). Within the Quality Control Systems at GDT , state of the art test equipment is deployed. GDT have extensive back-up generators and back-up computer capacity with both in-line standby back up power generators as well as as compressors in the case of power and system failures
The company currently employs around 550 young people with an average age of 23 years with the vast majority of about 90% possessing a minimum qualification of a university degree. and over 1000 indirect workers in the manufacture and distribution of DTT and DTH Model Digital Set top boxes in Nigeria.
GDT is an equal opportunity organization that is providing in-roads for young Nigerian women to participate fully in the Tech space which equates to around 60% of her workforce.
The company occupies 10,000m2 of factory space at the Free Trade Zone Calabar, which houses all functions of the company including procurement, manufacturing, sales and marketing, logistics, final assembly, quality control and transport.
GDT manufactures electronic assemblies for the telecom, defense, utility metering, vehicle tracking and data acquisition industries. All products are built in accordance with the ISO 9002:2008 Standard.
Gospell Digital Technology deploys a “best of breed” materials handling system that tracks every piece of material that goes into a product from initial receiving of the components, to the placement of that component on the product, all the way to dispatch.
GDT is a strategic response to Nigeria’s quest to reach a milestone on the International Telecommunications’ Union (ITU) for all its member countries to go digital in 2006 and the need to transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in Nigeria and West Africa, one of the primary off-take of the Digital Switch Over, Gospell Digital Technology moved beyond meeting the Set-Top Boxes and decoders of the Switch Off to investing in local production of smartphones and knowledge transfer.
In Nigeria there is an increased smartphone penetration with an estimated 43.7 million users by 2019 and beyond as mobile carriers encourage uptake and consumption of mobile data. Local consumers will begin to take advantage of “mobile-first” strategies adopted by the private sector, as services such as banking and retail are made available to smartphone users.
As is the case in all high-tech markets, tablets have grown exponentially since their introduction in Nigeria and the trend is expected to continue doing a similar path in the coming years. Their success in the computing space has been driven primarily by their mobility benefits, touchscreen technology, and competitive price points, all of which is characteristics of the Gospell Digital Technology offering.
Africa has the highest growth rates in the world for four out of the five self-paced e-learning products and services, including packaged content, custom content development services, cloud-based authoring tools and learning platform services, installed authoring tools and installed learning platforms. The growth rate for cloud-based e-learning products in Africa is a breadth-taking 38% per annum, and packaged content is expected to generate the highest revenues in Africa.
Initiatives have started to use tablet computers in Nigerian education and the vision is that e-learning shouldn’t merely turn printed content into digital format but be used to enhance teaching materials and increase engagement in the classroom. GDT aims to produce locally manufactured, purpose built, tablets that will be used partly or exclusively for this purpose.