MainOne and Tizeti today announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of Internet services in Lagos. The partnership will benefit from MainOne’s fiber-optic connectivity, Tizeti’s twenty new solar-powered towers and Facebook’s Wi-Fi Express. Through this project, Internet services will be more accessible throughout Lagos Land, including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere.
Commenting on the partnership, Tizeti CEO Kendall Ananyi said, “For too long, access to unlimited, fast and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity has been a problem for most residential and business customers. Nigerian small businesses. With this partnership, the goal is to present a sustainable and cost-effective solution for under-served areas of Lagos State through our solar-powered Wi-Fi towers, our Wi-Fi streaming towers and the robust Internet bandwidth of MainOne “.
Tizeti built and will operate the solar-powered Wi-Fi towers across Lagos, while MainOne will provide multi-Gb / s Internet bandwidth to the outer towers via a combination of fiber optic and microwave connections. This Internet service will be provided to end-users via Wi-Fi, including through Tizeti’s Express Wi-Fi hotspots in Lagos. This partnership supports the three partners’ common goal of connecting more people to high quality Internet services in the most cost-effective way.
MainOne CEO, Mrs. Funke Opeke, praised Tizeti and Facebook’s commitment to improving the quality and reducing the cost of Internet services in Lagos. Commenting on the partnership, she added, “This project builds on our Internet capacity, investments in terrestrial fiber optic infrastructure, and points of presence for service delivery across the state of Lagos. We are committed to improving the quality of access and accelerating the digital transformation of small businesses. ”
Ibrahima Ba, Facebook Connectivity Programs, said, “We are committed to working with partners across Africa and elsewhere to support connectivity initiatives and develop a better Internet infrastructure in communities that do not have access to the Internet. reliable and affordable access.