MainOne, Tizeti partner Facebook to boost internet connectivity in Lagos

Poised to improve on the poor internet connectivity in Lagos, MainOne and Tizeti have commenced a joint project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in the state.

MainOne said the partnership would leverage on its fibre connectivity, Tizeti’s 20 new solar-powered towers and Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi.

Speaking on the partnership, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tizeti, Mr. Kendall Ananyi, said the collaboration by the three firms is aimed at ensuring that internet subscribers in Lagos State have access to fast and reliable unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity which has been a problem for most Nigerian residential customers and small businesses in the past.

Ananyi stressed that the project would make internet services to be more accessible across Lagos Mainland, including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere.

“This partnership aims to demonstrate a sustainable and cost-effective solution to the under-served areas of Lagos State through our solar-powered, always-on Wi-Fi towers, and robust Internet bandwidth from MainOne.” he said.

According to him, Tizeti has built and will operate the solar-powered Wi-Fi towers across Lagos while MainOne will provide multiple Gbps Internet bandwidths to the outdoor towers via a mix of fiber-optic and microwave backhaul connections.

“This Internet service will be delivered to end users via Wi-Fi, including via Express Wi-Fi hotspots deployed by Tizeti in Lagos. The partnership supports the three partners’ shared goal of connecting more people to high quality Internet services in the most cost-effective way”, Ananyi added.

Speaking in the same vein, Managing Director, MainOne, Ms. Funke Opeke, lauded Tizeti and Facebook’s commitment to improving the quality and lowering costs of Internet services in Lagos.

Opeke said: “This project leverages our Internet capacity, investment in terrestrial fiber-optic infrastructure and points of presence for service delivery across Lagos State. We’re committed to improving the quality of access and accelerating the digital transformation of small businesses.”


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