Netflix Chooses Spectranet for First Server Deployment in West Africa

21 October 2016

Digital Content

The World’s leading Internet TV service, Netflix and Nigeria’s leading 4G broadband service provider, Spectranet said they have successfully deployed one of the first dedicated Netflix servers in Africa.

Reed Hastings, Netflix co-founder and chief executive announced “… the birth of a new global internet TV network” and said that with the launch, consumers around the world, Africa (Nigeria) inclusive have started enjoying TV shows and movies simultaneously.

Meanwhile, the high capacity server Netflix is deploying through the partnership with Spectranet will hold the entire Netflix content library, in Lagos, providing Spectranet’s customers with the best possible video streaming performance. This solution offers faster delivery in a cost effective way.

Speaking on the new accomplishment by the Company, Mr David Venn, CEO of Spectranet, said, “because we focus on providing families with an excellent and affordable broadband service, this partnership with Netflix means that our customers will be able to enjoy the very best TV experience available in Nigeria. We are honoured that Netflix has selected Spectranet for one of its first deployments in Africa and the only one in West Africa.”

Netflix offers a new way of watching TV, giving its members the ability to enjoy TV series and films when, how and where they want with seamless, instant access across TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and computers.

Netflix offers a great entertainment experience with many titles available in high-definition with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and some in Ultra HD 4K and HDR.

With fast.com, a simple-to-use website that helps people see how fast their Internet connection is, whether on mobile or broadband – Netflix offers an independent tool that consumers can use for greater insight and control of their Internet service.

People in Nigeria can try Netflix for free for one month by signing up at netflix platform.

Spectranet is Nigeria’s leading broadband network operator and uses the latest 4G LTE technology to deliver fast and affordable Internet service to families and businesses. Current coverage includes; Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and Port Harcourt.

Source: Mobile World Magazine 17 October 2016