Tizeti expanding high-speed WiFi in Africa

 Tizeti, a Nigerian wireless internet company, has extended its partnership with MainOne, as it launches GhanaWifi.com. in Ghana, leveraging on the strong partnership between the companies in Nigeria.

Mr. Kendall Ananyi, Chief Executive Officer, Tizeti, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos on Monday.

He said that it would be Tizeti’s first expansion outside Nigeria, in continuation of the existing partnership that had seen increased broadband accessibility across Lagos since 2017.

Speaking on the expansion, Ananyi said that Tizeti would operate solar-powered WiFi Towers across Ghana, utilizing the same technology used in Nigeria.

He said that Tizeti in partnership with MainOne and Facebook would continue to serve thousands of users with unlimited high-speed broadband internet access, covering over 90 percent of Lagos.

According to him, since its inception, the company has installed over 17,000 public WiFi hotspots within Nigeria with over one million unique users, rolling out hundreds of internet hotspots across Lagos, Ogun and Port Harcourt.

“We are proud to have built a world-class network that delivers connectivity to users at a fraction of the current cost, not just in Nigeria but also across the region.

“We understand the importance of world-class, quality broadband connectivity to the growth of a global digital economy.

“We will continue to push the development of a replicable cost-effective solution to reach millions of Africans, starting one country at a time with Nigeria and Ghana, ” he said.

Ananyi said using solar-powered base stations, Tizeti would be able to reduce operating costs, which would provide competitive subscription packages for Ghanaian customers and businesses.

He said that the company’s operation in Ghana would start with next-generation 802.11AC WiFi equipment for better service quality, which was much faster and more reliable than previous generations.

The Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Funke Opeke, commended the commitment of Tizeti to improve the accessibility of quality broadband services across the region.

She said that MainOne remained committed toward the digital transformation of the region and was happy to extend the partnership with Tizeti beyond the borders of Nigeria.

According to her, leveraging our cable capacity to ultimately improve the digital services in West Africa and enabling capacity development, wealth creation and economic growth through affordable and ubiquitous connectivity is something we are excited about.

Opeke said that with the existing connectivity and data center in Ghana, the company looked forward to a seamless WiFi penetration entry for Tizeti.