Etisalat takes broadband services to Akure

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Etisalat takes broadband services to Akure

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria has launched its 3.75G Easyblaze broadband service in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, with a promise to significantly improve how subscribers in the city experience and use the internet on a wide variety of devices while enabling more businesses to  meet their communication needs through super fast  connectivity.

The two-pronged launch event included a courtesy visit to the Deji of Akure, HRM Oba Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida to demonstrate the Easyblaze speed, and a roadshow to flag-off field marketing activities and had members of the senior management team of Etisalat, Palace High Chiefs and the media in attendance.

Speaking at the Deji of Akure’s palace, Chief Commercial Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Wael Ammar, said that with the launch of the 3.75G HSPA+Easyblaze broadband Service in Akure, Etisalat customers can now buy data bundles on mobile phones, smartphones, MiFi and WiFi devices, as well as on USB modems.

“The launch of the 3G platform promises changes that will enhance multimedia functionality, high speed mobile broadband and internet access; allowing users to make video calls, watch live videos, send and receive emails and download music from their devices,” he said.

According to him, the 3.75G service will give offer Etisalat Nigeria subscribers mobile internet at unrivalled speed. “We all know small and big businesses rely on the internet for communications. With the extension of our Easyblaze service to Akure, businesses can access the web much faster and at affordable costs whether through their laptops, mobile phones, smartphones or tablets,” Ammar said.

The Deji of Akure, His Royal Highness, Oba Adebiyi Adesida, applauded Etisalat Nigeria for raising the bar of telecommunication services in the state. “I am really happy with Etisalat for the progress it has made in the nation’s telecommunications industry despite its late entry into the market, and I urge them to continue with this good work,” he said.

Also speaking at the launch, High Chief Engineer, J. Olusoga, the Lisa of Akure, commended Etisalat. In his words: “Etisalat is young but your presence has been felt leading to improved competitiveness of the Nigerian telecoms industry. We thank Etisalat for the work done in giving scholarships to undergraduates at the Federal University of Technology here in Akure, and urge you to continue to invest in the Nigerian economy and remain competitive so that at the end of the day, subscriber will continue to be the winners.”

Etisalat 3G services is currently available in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Kano, Kaduna, Zaria, Warri, Enugu, Aba, Awka, Nnewi, Onitsha, Akure, Ilorin, Uyo, Jos and Benin amongst other cities and continues to extend coverage to more locations across Nigeria.




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