Tizeti Network, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider, is launching its high-speed 4G LTE network in Oyo State, South-West Nigeria.
CEO Kendall Ananyi said that Tizeti's LTE broadband will stimulate economic activity and provide unlimited access to affordable and reliable service, as well as complement initiatives by Oyo State for eGovernment implementation, digital access, and investment promotion.
He added: “The 4G-LTE internet offering is a strategic decision after we saw what the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde is doing through the Information Communication Technology and e-Governance ministry. Oyo State is a leading state in digital technology infrastructure development 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 currently also operates LTE and Wi-Fi networks in Lagos, Ogun State, Rivers State, and Edo State.
The governor’s efforts at implementing reforms in investment promotion, prioritising 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 signposts of the state’s agenda in enabling digital inclusion, Kendall said. It made sense to provide residents of Oyo State with our low-cost broadband service, he added.
The company promised to expand to 10 new cities in Nigeria, building brand-new, solar-powered, 4G-capable towers in these cities and leveraging expansive fiber-networks built by some of its partners, including MainOne and Facebook, to bring millions of people online, and deliver the life-changing socio-economic opportunities that access to the Internet provides.