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Operator boosts Oyo’s infrastructure drive with 4G-LTE network

To improve digital inclusion in Nigeria, solar-based Internet service provider, Tizeti has launched its 4G LTE network in Oyo State with an introductory offer for monthly fixed broadband and installation costs.

The scheme will provide opportunities for the entire state, which has not had sufficient broadband infrastructure and improve its competitiveness with high-speed and affordable broadband Internet.

Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Officer of Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi, said the 4G broadband internet will empower more residents of the state, stimulate economic activities and provide unlimited access to affordable and reliable broadband services as well as complement efforts of the government in driving e-Government implementation, digital access and investment promotion.

He said: “The 4G-LTE internet offering is a strategic decision after we saw what the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde is doing through the Information Communication Technology and e-Governance ministry. Oyo State is a leading state in digital technology infrastructure development and human capital development, as evidenced by the state’s achievement in the area of ICT infrastructure development, harmonized fiber infrastructure policy and proposed zero tariffs on Right of Way costs.”

He explained that the governor’s efforts at implementing reforms in investment promotion, prioritising Information Communication Technology (ICT)-compliant digital skills for civil servants and students as well as individuals in rural clusters, persons living with disabilities, and other disadvantaged groups are signposts of the state’s agenda in enabling digital inclusion. It made sense to provide residents of Oyo State with our low-cost broadband service.

He further assured that there are plans to expand to 10 new cities in Nigeria, building brand-new, solar-powered, 4G-capable towers in these cities and leveraging expansive fiber-networks built by some of its partners to bring millions of people online, and deliver the life-changing socio-economic opportunities that access to the Internet provides.

The Chief Operating Officer, Tizeti, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, stressed that the firm was built to tackle poor Internet connectivity not only in Nigeria but on the continent by developing a cost-effective solution from inception to delivery, for reliable and uncapped Internet access for potentially millions of Africans.

Okonkwo said: “The launch in Oyo State is a commitment to becoming the number one ISP in Africa. This will go a long way in driving the adoption of broadband Internet in Oyo State, with huge implications for online learning, e-Commerce, and entertainment, especially interactive games, video, and music consumption.”