MTN expands broadband internet provisioning to Abuja, Port Harcourt

TELECOMS

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
MTN expands broadband internet provisioning to Abuja, Port Harcourt

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has expanded the coverage of its WiMAX-driven revolutionary internet service, MTN HyNet, to the cities of Abuja and Port Harcourt. This is to further boost internet penetration in the two cities.

The service, which was first introduced in Lagos in 2009 by MTN Business, the business-to-business division of MTN Nigeria, was subsequently extended to other cities such as Warri, Ilorin, Osogbo, Kaduna, Sokoto, Makurdi and Bauchi in 2010.

MTN HyNet is a prepaid high speed internet service which combines the speed and reliability of a fixed broadband Internet with the convenience and flexibility of a mobile Internet service. The service guarantees download speed 16 times faster than a telephone line.

Speaking at the official launch in Abuja, Babatunde Osho, Chief Enterprise Solutions Officer, MTN Nigeria, represented by Ladipo Nylander, General Manager, Enterprise Marketing, stated: “We noticed that quite a number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as well as small office home office (SOHO) in the Federal Capital Territory were missing out on this unique service, which is capable of boosting their bottom-line. And at MTN Business we believe that a critical success factor for businesses in the 21st century is access to fast and reliable internet.”

According to him, MTN HyNet offers multi-user functionality without the need for wires. With the inbuilt Wi-Fi capability of this service, staff of an organisation can access the Internet wirelessly within a 50-metre radius, he said, adding that home and office subscribers can enjoy and share the Internet without limitation to the amount of data they can download. He said subscribers can choose from a variety of flexible payment plans/packages or according to their required download speeds.

“MTN HyNet runs on our dedicated WiMax network which is independent of our GSM network; and this WiMax network will be heavily boosted by the West African Cable Systems (WACS) which only recently went live here in Nigeria,” said Osho.

In a similar launch event held at the Le Meridien Hotel, Port Harcourt, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Mr. Mohammed Aliyu, Senior Manager, Corporate Account Enterprise Solutions Division, MTN Nigeria, said “MTN is working hard to extend the service to many more cities and states before the end of the year for the benefit of SMEs and SOHOs across the country”.

In her remarks, Omotayo Ojutalayo, Senior Manager SME & Regional Accounts, MTN Nigeria said, “The internet continues to have profound impact on the way we live, work and play. With this in mind, MTN Business has developed a comprehensive range of solutions, focused on assisting businesses realize their full potential”.

Ojutalayo assured current and prospective customers of MTN HyNet of unrivalled service support, adding that a dedicated code or support telephone number is available 24hours/7days for prompt response to enquiries from subscribers.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE TELECOMS NEWS

TNM courts trouble with investment prospects in ISP

TNM, one of Malawi's two mobile telecommunication services providers, has courted trouble with its announcement of plans to invest in the provision of ‘generic’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) operations. Read More

Tigo deploys overhead fibre in Ghana

Obafemi Banigbe Tigo Ghana has embarked on an overhead fibre project in some parts of the country in a bid to reduce damage to its cables. Read More

Bharti Airtel appoints Dr. Titus Naikuni as Chairman, Airtel Kenya

Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Dr. Titus Naikuni as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Airtel Kenya. Read More

NCC descends on Lagos firm

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has descended on Owntel Communications for allegedly offering telecommunications services for which it was not licensed. Read More

BTCL wraps up nationwide employee road shows

As part of the overarching awareness activities ahead of the much-anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), the company has successfully completed a nationwide employee road show. Read More

Gabon Telecom striking employees threaten disruption

Gabon Telecom employees who have been on strike since last week over pay increases, bonuses and housing allowances, are now threatening to disrupt the company operations. Read More

How service quality can improve: NCC

Nigeria’s NCC says quality of service problems are caused by too much traffic on networks, and operators have been urged to keep expanding their capacity.  Read More

Mobile subscriptions in Africa near billion mark

Mobile subscriptions in Africa passed 880 million in Q3 of 2014 with a 77 percent mobile penetration, says Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report. Read More

Apple commends Glo on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus launch

The creative management of the launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Nigeria by Globacom has earned commendation from Apple, manufacturer of high end smartphones. Read More

Africell DRC’s free calls delight users despite lack of interconnection

Despite its lack of interconnection, Africell’s low rates make it a popular choice for DRC subscribers. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020GSMA: half a billion mobile subscribers in SSA by 2020

The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020, says a new GSMA report.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.  

COMPANY NEWS

VMware Study: Businesses can Take Three Weeks to get Employees Mobile-Ready

EMEA businesses say concerns over trust, ownership and delivery capability may hold back taking advantage of the mobile cloud-era.