Spectranet chooses Nokia to aid Nigeria fibre roll-out

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Nigerian internet service provider (ISP), Spectranet has chosen Nokia to help bring high-speed access to customers in Lagos and Abuja.

Nokia’s GPON solution will be deployed as part of an extensive Fibre to the Home (FTTH) roll-out and will enable Spectranet to provide new services such as 4K HD video streaming and online gaming to subscribers. The 7362 ISAM DF-16GW form factor nodes will help in the deployment of gigabit broadband to more users. The 7368 ISAM optical network terminals meanwhile, will allow Spectranet to deliver high-bandwidth capacity to the end-users. It will also help in providing different options with different types of user interfaces depending on the requirement of the end consumer.

Spectranet has been providing wireless broadband services in Nigeria since 2013. The addition of this technology will help the company support the Nigerian Government's Vision 20: 2020 to use technology for the economic growth of the country.

Ajay Awasthi, chief executive officer at Spectranet commented: ‘In today’s digital economy, our customers increasingly seek high-speed internet access to use applications like streaming ultra HD videos and online gaming. With Nokia’s GPON solution, we will be able to offer customers new ultra-broadband services that create a superior customer experience in the home and office.’

Added Daniel Jaeger, head of the CEWA Market Unit at Nokia: ‘We are committed to enabling Spectranet provide superior broadband services to its customers. With our technology, Spectranet’s subscribers will be able to connect to gigabit services and enjoy differentiated services that enhance their overall broadband access experience.’

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