LAGOS (Sundiata Post) – The Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, was Friday elected into the Executive Board of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).
His election came as part of the agenda for the 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the NIRA House, Iponri-Lagos.
Ike Nnamani is also the President of Medallion, providers of interconnect exchange services in Nigeria with customers cutting across the operators of the Global System for Mobile (GSM( communications, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Fixed Line, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and Value Added Service Providers (VAS).
Nnamani doubles as the Chairman of Demadiur Systems Limited which played pivotal roles in deploying the telephony networks of Rainbownet Limited in the cities of Enugu, Aba, Owerri, Abakiliki, Onitsha, and Nsukka, all in the eastern region of Nigeria. Demadiur also successfully deployed the networks of Megatech Engineering in Kano and Startech Networks in Abuja respectively.
Prior to founding Demadiur, he worked as an optical systems engineer at Luxcore Networks Incorporated in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America (USA). Whereas at Luxcore, Ike Nnamani as he is fondly called, was part of the team that designed and led to the manufacturing of Luxcore’s Semiconductor Waveguide Optical Regenerative Device (SWORD), the acclaimed world’s first integrated photonic wavelength converter chip, which ensures non-blocking of traffic flow in telecommunication networks.
Equally, Ike Nnamani played a key role in the design and manufacture of Luxcore’s LambdaXchange, another world’s first demonstrated all-optical router, which won the best system award at the 2001 Optical Fiber Conference at Anaheim, California.
In addition, Ike Nnamani as a researcher at the Design Methodologies Laboratory, Tennessee State University, was deeply concerned in the conceptualization, and design of a now patented Expanded Accommodation Tool (EAT) used in the Joint Strike Force project by the United State Military; which was executed on behalf of Boeing Aerospace in St Louis, Missouri.
Nnamani received numerous awards from Boeing Aerospace for his contribution to the success of the project and went on to join forces in designing and successfully test-run a prototype of Trident II submarine umbilical retract mechanism used by the United States Navy’s Strategic Ballistic Missiles Defense Programme, which earned him a United States Navy plaque for outstanding work on the project.
Ike Nnamani’s work has been published in numerous international publications including the Boeing Aerospace newsletter, and the 2002 Region XI technical journal of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International.