Netflix Has Partnered With Spectranet To Deploy Its First Server In West Africa

20 October 2016

Technology & Convergence

Netflix and Spectranet, over the weekend, announced the deployment of a dedicated Netflix server in Lagos, Nigeria. The server will be the first in West Africa and it will hold the entire Netflix content library in Lagos, allowing users to stream video faster.

The online video-on-demand service first became available in Nigeria in January 2016 allowing users to enjoy TV series and movies whenever they want it.

David Venn, Spectranet’s CEO, 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.”

This new development means that Nigerian subscribers can stream Netflix content much faster by reducing (and possibly eliminating) buffer time and if Spectranet introduces a dedicated video streaming plan, maybe cheaper too.

Source: Techcabal 17 October 2016