Operator boosts Oyo’s infrastructure drive with 4G-LTE network

To improve digital inclusion in Nigeria, solar-based Internet service provider, Tizeti launched its 4G LTE network in Oyo State with an introductory offer for monthly fixed broadband and installation costs.  

Chief executive officer (CEO) Kendall Ananyi said Tizeti’s LTE broadband would stimulate economic activity, provide unlimited access to affordable and reliable service, and complement initiatives by Oyo State for eGovernment implementation, digital access, and investment promotion.  

Adding that “the 4G-LTE internet offering is a strategic decision after we saw what the Oyo State Governor,a Seyi Makinde is doing through the Information Communication Technology and e-Governance ministry. Oyo State is a leading state in digital technology infrastructure and human capital development, as evidenced by the state’s achievement in the area of ICT infrastructure development, harmonized fiber infrastructure policy and proposed zero tariffs on Right of Way costs.”  

The company operates LTE and Wi-Fi networks in Lagos, Ogun State, Rivers State, and Edo State.  

As such, the governor’s efforts at executing reforms in investment promotion, prioritizing Information Communication Technology (ICT)-compliant digital skills for civil servants and students as well as individuals in rural clusters, persons living with disabilities, and other disadvantaged groups are notices of the state’s agenda in allowing digital inclusion, Kendall said.  

“It made sense to provide residents of Oyo State with our low-cost broadband service,” he added.  

The company plans to expand to ten new cities in Nigeria, creating brand-new, solar-powered, 4G-capable towers in these cities and harnessing expansive fiber-networks developed by some of its partners, including MainOne and Facebook. Those plans will bring millions of people online and deliver the life-changing socio-economic opportunities that access to the internet provides. 

Tizeti’s Chief Operating Officer, Ifeanyi Okonkwo, said, “Tizeti was built to tackle poor internet connectivity not only in Nigeria but on the continent as a whole, by developing a cost-effective solution from inception to delivery, for reliable and uncapped internet access for potentially millions of Africans.”  

He added that “the launch in Oyo State is a commitment to becoming the number one ISP in Africa. With this initial promo price of N2,222, this is the cheapest fixed internet package in Africa! This will go a long way in driving the adoption of broadband internet in Oyo State, with huge implications for online learning, eCommerce, and entertainment, especially interactive games, video, and music consumption. installations will commence in Ibadan on April 1st, 2022.”