Nigeria - Spectranet Begins WiMAX Broadband Services in 2.5 GHz


Determined to change internet users’ experience in the country, Spectranet Limited, a national broadband wireless access (BWA) provider has began operation in the country with the commercial inauguration of its WiMAX wireless broadband services, which provides cutting edge services at affordable price points.
The company which was one of the four telecommunications companies that participated in the 2009 2.5 GHz spectrum licencing, is using the most advanced 16E Wimax technology, which facilitates fast, reliable internet access service.  Speaking at the launch in Lagos, Spectranet’s Chief Operating Officer, Rajiv Rao, said compared to some other technologies which are fixed access, the Spectranet wireless broadband service would provide a certain level of portability. “This is being delivered on the retail-friendly frequency, which facilitates better signal penetration and therefore, more stable services indoor”, he said.
Initially available in Lagos, Spectranet said it would soon cover other cities across Nigeria in the nearest future. Chief Ezekiel Fatoye, a director in the company, noted, “today, reliable internet is no more a luxury, it is a necessity. We see tremendous potential in delivering high quality reliable broadband services as consumers in Nigeria increasingly demand high quality internet connectivity but at an affordable price.
He said besides, the advantage of cost, convenience and reliability, Spectranet broadband services comes with easy deployment and wide choice of tariff and plans, which will be of great value to the customers.  Also speaking at the event, chairman of the company, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, said, the company is committed to growing the business and making sure that every Nigerian benefits from the venture.