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Three companies well known in our country have partnered to help boost internet connectivity in several parts of Lagos, particularly the Lagos Mainland. Parts of these areas includes the Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere. The companies are Mainone, Tizeti and Facebook.

The Chief Executive Officer, Tizeti, Kendall Ananyi, speaking on the partnership said that, “Access to fast and reliable unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity has been a problem for most Nigerian residential customers and small businesses for too long. This partnership aims to demonstrate a sustainable and cost-effective solution to the under-served areas of Lagos State through our solar-powered, always-on Wi-Fi towers, and robust internet bandwidth from MainOne.”

“This partnership supports the three partners’ shared goal of connecting more people to high quality internet services in the most cost-effective way,” they stated.

Tizeti is a company that provides individuals and businesses with access to public Wi-Fi on a subscription basis. Right now, the company serves a large chunk of the Lagos metropolis.
Commenting on the partnership, MainOne’s CEO, Funke Opeke, lauded Tizeti and Facebook’s commitment to improving the quality and lowering costs of Internet services in Lagos.

“This project leverages our Internet capacity, investment in terrestrial fiber-optic infrastructure and points of presence for service delivery across Lagos State. We’re committed to improving the quality of access and accelerating the digital transformation of small businesses,” she said.

Ibrahima Ba of Facebook Connectivity Programs, affirmed that the company is very committed to working with partners across the continent and elsewhere to further support connectivity initiatives. This partnership would also help to develop better internet infrastructure in communities that lack reliable and affordable access.