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Tizeti To Ride On Nokia’s LTE, Fastmile To Service Over 1m Customers

A view of Nokia’s head offices in Espoo, Finland, April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva

Mobile communications equipment suppliers, Nokia, has announced that it has signed a pact with Tizeti Nigeria to allow the company ride on its Fastmile and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology to provide internet services to its over one million customers.

The solution, which will enable Tizeti to deliver a more robust, high-speed internet service to subscribers and the flexibility to seamlessly evolve to 5G Fixed Wireless Access when needed, will also allow the company to deploy Nokia’s AirScale Base Station TDD-LTE and Fastmile Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) gateways to deliver Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to residences as well as Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Rivers, Edo and Ogun States.

Nokia’s Fastmile gateways connect wirelessly to the existing network to create a fast broadband connection and enhance Wi-Fi experience in the home. The Nokia Network Services Platform will help Tizeti to simplify operations and quickly respond to changing market demands.

Also, Nokia’s FWA solution enables Tizeti to fast-track broadband access and provide a best-in-class broadband experience to its subscribers. Nokia’s AirScale Base Stations ensure high-quality connectivity and coverage and enables Tizeti to evolve the network in line with customer demand.

According to CEO of Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi: “We are committed to providing the best-in-class network experience to our subscribers. We are confident that Nokia’s proven technology and expertise will help us differentiate our services based on quality. This a crucial project for us as it introduces LTE in our networks and allows us to bring new and innovative services to our subscribers.”

In her submission, Head of Customer Business Team – Nigeria, Nokia, Eniola Campbell said: “We are thrilled to work with Tizeti on the initiative to upgrade their network to bring the latest products and services to its subscribers. Nokia Fastmile will help Tizeti to cost-effectively enhance the customer experience. The project will also enable them to delight their subscribers by providing more reliable data services. On the other hand, Tizeti will benefit by adding new revenue streams.”

Tizeti, which already has a partnership with MainOne and Facebook operates solar-powered WiFi Towers in Ghana and Nigeria.

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