In line with its commitment to expand digital inclusion in Africa with affordable broadband connectivity, especially for the continent’s underserved populations, Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar internet service provider, is launching its 4G network LTE in Oyo State.
The service comes with an introductory offer of N2,222 or US$5 for monthly fixed broadband and installation costs.
The launch will provide significant opportunities to towns in Oyo State, which lacked sufficient broadband infrastructure and improve the state’s competitiveness with high-speed and affordable broadband internet from Tizeti .
Speaking about the launch, Tizeti CEO, Kendall Ananyi said 4G broadband internet will empower more Nigerians in Oyo State, boost economic activities and provide unrestricted access to affordable and reliable broadband services. , while complementing Oyo State initiatives. Government efforts to boost the implementation of e-government, digital access and investment promotion.
“Launching our 4G LTE Internet offering in Oyo State is a strategic move after seeing what Oyo State Governor Mr. Seyi Makinde is doing through the Ministry of ICT and e-governance. Oyo State is a leading state in digital technology infrastructure development and human capital development in digital technology as evidenced by the state’s achievements in infrastructure development of ICT, harmonization of fiber infrastructure policy and proposal of zero tariffs on right of way costs,” Ananyi said. .
He added, “The governor’s efforts to implement reforms in promoting investment, prioritizing digital skills in line with information and communication technology (ICT) for civil servants and students as well as individuals in rural clusters, people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups are signposts to the state’s agenda to enable digital inclusion. When the state’s efforts are placed side-by-side with its large population of vibrant young people and high number of higher institutions – a foundation for a robust and thriving digital ecosystem – it made sense to provide state residents with ‘Oyo with our low cost broadband service. We believe this effort will encourage employment, educational and economic opportunities in the state and help his government quickly establish digital leadership in Nigeria,” Ananyi added.
The company has promised to expand to 10 new cities in Nigeria, building brand new solar-powered and 4G-enabled towers in these cities and leveraging the vast fiber networks built by some of its partners, including MainOne and Facebook. , to bring millions of people online and provide the life-changing socio-economic opportunities that Internet access provides. Tizeti is currently available in Lagos, Ogun, Rivers and Edo states.
Tizeti’s Chief Operating Officer, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, said, “Tizeti was designed to tackle poor internet connectivity not just in Nigeria, but across the continent, by developing a cost-effective solution from start to delivery. , for reliable and unlimited Internet access for potentially millions of Africans.
“The launch in Oyo State is a commitment to become the number one ISP in Africa. With this initial promotional price of N2,222, this is the cheapest fixed internet plan in Africa! This will go a long way in driving the adoption of broadband internet in Oyo State with huge implications for e-learning, e-commerce and entertainment, especially interactive games, video and music consumption. installations will begin in Ibadan on April 1, 2022.”