Multi-Links Telkom Begins EVDO Broadband Internet Services in Lagos


Nigerian fixed wireless phone operator, Multi-Links Telkom last week rolled out its broadband EVDO package, an innovative Internet service that would ensure a seamless connection to the worldwide web, to its Lagos customers.

EVDO - is a mobile broadband service providing high speed Internet access for a wide range of applications and customers, ranging from professionals, mobile executives to students.

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Multi-Links Telkom, Dipuo Msimang, while announcing the commencement of the service in Lagos told newsmen that the company's Blue 3Gbroadband offers its subscribers a web browsing experience designed to achieve more no matter who you are or for whatever purpose you are using the Internet.

She said that the Blue broadband which is powered by the Rev. A EVDO technology is a personal wireless service designed for a wide range of customers from business people to students.

Explaining the uniqueness of the product, she said that this latest offering from the stable of Multi-Links Telkom for the growing tribes of telecommunications consumers in Lagos is always on with seamless roaming and backward compatibility to 1x.

"The Blue broadband Service works on same cell sites as cell phones. Blue broadband allows you to be connected to the internet wherever you are. You can download large work files, photos, spreadsheets and email with incredible ease," she said.

The CSMO added that the the product allows subscribers to download and run video clips in real time. Blue broadband provides you service outside of cable - modem or DSL areas. You can access your corporate VPN (Virtual Private Network).

She stressed that this package is designed especially for professionals who are into heavy file download, 3D artists, Architects, Graphic Artists and other professionals. With the 3G Blue Broadband offering, she said that speed is key. "And that's exactly what Turbo tariff plan offers you. Supersonic speed on the Internet. So you can achieve so much more in quick time. Also cool for anyone who loves to live in the jet age. There is no speed limit on the Blue Turbo," she explained.

The special features of the new broadband Internet service, according to her include: highest EVDO data downloads currently available, instant access to the internet, download of streaming media, music, heavy files etc, dual function (EVDO Rev A and 1X data rates) and download speeds of up to 900 kbps.

The icing on the cake for the Lagos market is the introductory discount which is to run until the end of first quarter of 2009. "There is a special discount on tariff for the first two months. This special offer lasts till 31st March, 2009," she said.

The 24 hour package (Blue Always) costs just N20, 999 during the promo, price at the end of the promo is N25, 999. Those opting for the weekend package (Blue Weekend Bliss) will only pay N7, 999 during the promo and N11, 999 at the end of the promo. Other packages are Blue @ Work going for N15, 999 during the promo and N19, 999 post promo price. Also on offer is the Blue All Night for N11, 499 during the promo and N14, 499 post promo price.

This product had earlier been launched in Abuja a couple of weeks back. The new service is planned to be available across Multi-Links Telkom network shortly.