MTN Nigeria has launched its FibreNet product and services in Abuja using CITEC estate as its pilot.
MTN Senior Manager Enterprise Business in the North, Auwal Abdullahi, says the decision to start with the estate “was borne out of the fact that CITEC is one of the biggest estate in Abuja with close to about 3,000 residents. “
Abdullahi stressed that “once we are successful, we can actually replicate this in virtually all the estates in Abuja.”
Abudllahi said that FibreNet known as fibre-to-home is a cable connection unlike the conventional wireless GSM mobile connection which makes it to be “highly scalable, and highly resilient”.
Abdullahi said “The speed of internet either on 3G or 4G is always in the neighbour of 7 to 70mbps but with the fibre-to-home you are likely to enjoy up to 700mbps”.
He also added that “there are close to 60 million smart phones users in Nigeria – Phones that have access to the internet” saying this has made people to be able to “run their office on the go or keep social contact”.