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Sectranet and Nokia to provide high-speed broadband services to Nigerian users

Sectranet and Nokia to provide high-speed broadband services to Nigerian users

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Nokia has announced that Spectranet, Nigeria’s largest Internet Service Provider, will bring high-speed access to customers in Lagos and Abuja by deploying its GPON solution as part of an extensive Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollout. The solution will enable Spectranet to provide new ultra-broadband services such as 4K HD video streaming and online gaming to residential and enterprise subscribers in the region.

One of the first Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to launch 4G LTE services in Nigeria, Spectranet has been providing wireless broadband services in Nigeria since 2013. With Nokia’s FTTH technology, Spectranet will be able to address the evolving demands of its subscribers by providing high speed and stable Internet connectivity at affordable tariffs. The deployment supports the Nigerian Government’s Vision 20: 2020 to use technology for the economic growth of the country.

Ajay Awasthi, Chief Executive Officer at Spectranet, said: “In today’s digital economy, our customers increasingly seek high-speed Internet access to use applications like streaming ultra HD videos and online gaming. With Nokia’s GPON solution, we will be able to offer customers new ultra-broadband services that create a superior customer experience in the home and office.”

Daniel Jaeger, Head of CEWA Market Unit at Nokia, added: “We are committed to enabling Spectranet provide superior broadband services to its customers. With our technology, Spectranet’s subscribers will be able to connect to gigabit services and enjoy differentiated services that enhance their overall broadband access experience.”

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