Our History

TYDACOMM was established in 2014 by Professor Akin Akinniyi who brought a wealth of knowledge and experience he acquired abroad obtaining an engineering doctorate and working with and for leading global telecom equipment manufacturers. His goal was to put Nigeria on par with the highest level of telecom sophistication to help its people get connected and prosper both individually and as a community.

The company he formed, under the sponsorship and financial backing of General T.Y. Danjuma, has come a long way since those early days. TYDACOMM—the provider of a disruptive antenna technology that delivers better quality of service at reduced capital expenditure and operating costs—has invested heavily in conducting successful Proof of Concept projects for all the major operators. The experience gained through the years of proving the value of TYDACOMM’s technical solutions comes in handy today when the national focus has shifted dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effects not only on individual lives, but on the national economy as a whole.

Today, TYDACOMM is prepared to take the lead boosting telecom’s role in society and economy—building the information bridge that will serve large and established businesses to fuel the “next reality” when the health effects of the pandemic had subsided, and to provide access to the information bridge ramp for small businesses, farmers, artisans, and members of the independent workforce populating high technology.

What we are trying to accomplish now cannot happen overnight. Our plan is to bring all the players together, start small, improve the process as we go along, and take off dramatically when all the components are in place and working together like a well-oiled machine.

TYDACOMM is calling on telecom operators, telecom tower companies, federal and state governments and concerned business leaders to join us in our quest for the benefit of all Nigerians.

Let us heed the call!

The coronavirus pandemic is a clarion call to all of us.


General T. Y. Danjuma
Chairman (Nigerian)

A distinguished and highly successful businessman, General T. Y. Danjuma is the Chairman of TYDACOMM Limited. In his early life, he had a brilliant career in the Nigerian Army and retired as Chief of Army Staff in 1979.

General Danjuma has over 35 years of business experience and exposure in the public sector as the founder of NAL/Comet Group, one of the most successful indigenous shipping agencies and terminal operators in Nigeria.

His national honor as Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON, is the highest award given in Nigeria to a non-head of state. He also has several other national and international awards and titles, as well as honorary doctorate degrees from notable Nigerian and foreign Universities.

Dr. Bulus Bunken Dan-Habu
Chief Counsel (Nigerian)

Dr. Dan-Habu is the Chief Counsel and Head of Practice at his Firm B.B. Dan-Habu & Co.  He holds an LL. B (Hons.) Degree from the University of Maiduguri and an LL. M (Master of Laws) Degree from the University of Lagos.  He was called to the Nigerian Bar and has over 30 years of post-call experience.  He has attended various courses at home and abroad, including Harvard Law School, Boston; The Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, UK; and Clark Atlanta University, USA.

He has diverse experience in both the public and the private sectors.  He has worked as State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, (1985 – 1986); Member, Ministerial Committee for the Review of Nigeria’s Mineral Laws and Regulations; and Member, Tribunal of Inquiry into the Civil Disturbances in Lagos State, (2000 – 2001). He participated in the Review and the Drafting of the Agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Global Minerals on the Nigerian Minerals Appraisal Monetization Program (”NIMAPOP”).

He sits on the Board of several local and foreign companies, including TYDACOMM. He is a registered Capital Market Solicitor and member of several professional bodies and Associations, including, the Nigerian Bar Association and International Bar Association. He is actively involved in litigation.

Prof. Akin Akinniyi
President & CEO (Nigerian-American)

Co-founding TYDACOMM in 2014 as President & CEO, with the inspiring vision to transform Nigeria’s mobile networks, to finally “connect the unconnected”.   By enabling Telecom operators to expand their networks, lowering CAPEX, OPEX, and increasing revenues.

Through his rich work experience, he has amassed a vast wealth of knowledge and global business experience, serving in various leadership capacities to companies like Mobitel (Chief Operating Officer), SPX Communication Technology (Vice President, Wireless Engineering & Business Development), Konexin (Chief Development Officer), Verifone (Senior Director), Philips Semiconductor (V.P. Engineering & Business Development), Innovics (Senior Director), NEC America (Director of Engineering), Motorola (Senior Engineer),

Prof. Akin holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, MA in Mathematics from Purdue University, MS in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, BS/MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos.


Protip Ghose
Vice President, Sales & Marketing (Indian)

An experienced telecom professional, Protip has spent over 43 years in the Telecom Equipment Industry. His experience spans selling, deployment, support & strategy, for both well-established firms & startups. A graduate from IIT Kharagpur, Protip was a founding-member of Tata Telecom and has worked in senior roles in Philips India &Motorola Networks – where he was Head of the Office of Technology.  He was Head Asia Pacific for Telsima & most recently part of the founding team at SPX Communication Technology, India & South Asia.

Eli Seggev
Chief Strategy Officer (American)

Eli was instrumental in the process of founding TYDACOMM and has continued to provide strategic guidance to the CEO. Previously he pursued a dual career in the U.S. as a professor of marketing and as a marketing research entrepreneur. He founded two marketing research companies that had been subsequently acquired by U.K.-based multinationals.

Eli was a marketing research consultant to AT&T International. In that capacity he worked in the U.K., Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Mexico and Brazil. Among the notable clients he served in addition to AT&T are IBM, Subway Sandwich, Hewlett Packard, Verizon, and Bell Labs.

Eli has a Ph.D. from Syracuse University, an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.A.  from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Awadhesh Kumar Kalia
Chief Technical Officer (Indian)

Col Awadhesh Kumar Kalia (Retd) is an alumnus of the National Defense Academy of India. He was commissioned in the Indian Army as a Signal Officer in 1986. His qualifications include B Tech (Electronics and Communications), M Tech (Computer Science), and Telecom Business Management from INSEAD.

On shifting to Civvy Street in 2007, he joined Airtel as CTO, Bihar, and Jharkhand and led the team to grow a then-nascent network to become the largest network in the circle.  Awadhesh was Director Services with Huawei India for one year and rolled out GSM networks in Mumbai, Kolkata, TN, Karnataka, and Andhra for Telenor network in India. 

Awadhesh was CTO Airtel Nigeria from Sep 2010 to Nov 2017. While in Nigeria, he grew the network capacity by 300% while the customer base tripled- from 7 Mn to 20 Mn. He rolled out the first Pan Nigeria 3G network and subsequently a 4G network.

With his excellent technical knowledge and keen understanding of the telecom business environment in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular, Awadhesh adds a unique value to Team TYDACOMM.

Chris Niles
Technical Director (American)

Chris Niles joined TYDACOMM in 2015, assuming the role of Factory & Field Operations Engineering Manager, overseeing the development and commissioning of TYDACOMM’s LRAS installations, and later promoted to Technical Director.  With his wealth of knowledge and experience in telecommunications industry over the past 20 years, he has led his Research & Development team to create TYDACOMM’s various product lines.