The duo of MainOne and Tizeti companies have collaborated with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos.
The companies have recently completed a joint development project with Facebook.
According to the companies,this partnership would leverage MainOne’s fiber connectivity, Tizeti’s brand-new solar-powered towers, and Facebook’s express wifi
And against this background,internet services would be more accessible across Lagos Mainland including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere.
Speaking on the partnership, Chief Executive Officer, Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi, said, “Access to fast and reliable unlimited wifi connectivity has been a problem for most Nigerian residential customers and small businesses for too long. 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 wifi towers, and robust internet bandwidth from MainOne.”
Tizeti has built and would operate the solar-powered Wi-Fi Towers across Lagos while MainOne would provide multiple Gbps internet bandwidth 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.
This partnership supports the three partners’ shared goal of connecting more people to high quality internet services in the most cost-effective way.
On her part, MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, said the partnership would improve the quality and lowering costs of Internet services.
“This project leverages our Internet capacity, investment in terrestrial fiber-optic infrastructure and points of presence for service delivery across Lagos State. We are committed to improving the quality of access and accelerating the digital transformation of small businesses.”
Also speaking, Facebook Connectivity Programs, Ibrahima Ba, said, “We are committed to working with partners across Africa to support connectivity initiatives and develop better internet infrastructure in communities that lack reliable and affordable access.”