As part of its commitment to ensuring access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based Internet service provider (ISP) is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, Nigeria with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira (US$8). With this move, millions of people in Edo State previously outside the broadband envelope can now take advantage of high-speed broadband Internet from Tizeti.
Kendall Ananyi, Chief Executive Officer, Tizeti, said 4G broadband Internet will empower more Nigerians in Edo State, stimulate economic activities and provide unlimited access to affordable and reliable broadband services as well as complement the Edo State Government’s efforts in driving investment promotion and building a robust technology ecosystem in the state.
“Rolling out 4G LTE broadband Internet in Edo at the cheapest fixed broadband prices in Nigeria and possibly Africa, is a strategic decision for us. We have been building brand new, solar-powered, 4G-capable towers in Edo, starting with Benin City, which leverages Edo State’s expansive fibre network built by some of our partners, MainOne and Facebook. Edo State has a large population of vibrant, young people and a high number of higher institutions, which provides a foundation for a robust and thriving ecosystem to enable digital leadership. Godwin Obaseki, Governor, Edo State, said his government is implementing reforms in investment promotion and determination to build a robust technology ecosystem in the state, with an agenda that prioritises information communication technology (ICT)-compliant pedagogy in primary schools, improves digital skills for students and graduates and revamps technical education to increase productivity.
Ananyi said this has created a perfect environment for us to roll out our low-cost broadband service, starting in Edo State, but with plans to expand across the country over the next few months.
Ifeanyi Okonkwo, Chief Operating Officer, Tizeti, added that: “The launch in Edo State is personal to us as founders of Tizeti because we are alumni of the University of Benin. At 4,000 naira (US$8) monthly costs with a one-off installation cost of 4,000 naira (US$8), we believe the plan is affordable, especially to undergraduate students. This provides a huge opportunity for people in Edo to benefit from unlimited broadband Internet for use in online learning, e-commerce and entertainment, especially interactive games, video consumption and music.”Click below to share this article