Lagos, Nigeria – 4 November, 2019: Keeping focused on its mission
to deliver world class communications solutions across the region, MainOne extends
its partnership with Tizeti as the company launches in Ghana as GhanaWifi.com.
leveraging on MainOne’s fibre connectivity and bandwidth. This will be Tizeti’s
first expansion outside Nigeria, in continuance of the existing partnership
that has seen increased broadband accessibility across Lagos since 2017.
Tizeti will operate solar-powered
WiFi Towers across Ghana, same as in Nigeria, where they in partnership
with MainOne and Facebook, continue to serve thousands of users with unlimited
high-speed broadband internet access, covering over 90% of Lagos. Since its
inception, the company has installed over 17,000 public WiFi hotspots within
Nigeria with over 1 million unique users, rolling out hundreds of internet
hotspots across Lagos, Ogun and Port Harcourt.
Speaking on their expansion, Kendall
Ananyi, CEO Tizeti, explained “We are proud to have built a world-class network
that delivers connectivity to users at a fraction of the current cost, not just
in Nigeria but also across the region. We understand the importance of
world-class, quality broadband connectivity in relation to the growth of a global
digital economy and will continue to push the development of a replicable cost-effective
solution to reach millions of Africans, starting one country at a time with
Nigeria and Ghana.”
Using solar-powered base
stations, Tizeti will be able to reduce operating costs, which will provide
competitive subscription packages for Ghanaian costumers and businesses. The
company’s operation in Ghana will start with next-generation 802.11AC WiFi
equipment for better service quality, which is much faster and more reliable
than previous generations.
MainOne’s CEO, Funke Opeke, commended the
commitment of Tizeti to improve accessibility of quality broadband services across
the region, saying “We remain committed towards the digital transformation of
the region and we are happy to extend our partnership with Tizeti beyond the
borders of Nigeria. Leveraging our fibre broadband to ultimately improve the digital services in West Africa and enabling capacity
development, wealth creation and economic growth through affordable and
ubiquitous connectivity. With our existing connectivity and data centre
infrastructure already in place in Ghana, we envision a seamless WiFi
penetration entry for Tizeti and we are excited to be a part of their journey.