LAGOS, Nigeria, March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As part of its commitment to empowering more Nigerians, stimulating economic activities, and expanding broadband in Africa through affordable broadband connectivity, Tizeti is the leading solar-based internet service provider in the world. West Africa, in partnership with Microsoft Corp. To roll out a high speed airband internet infrastructure in Oyo State.
With broadband penetration at 40% in December 2021, millions of Nigerians remain excluded from the global digital economy. Through the Microsoft Airband Initiative, Tizeti and Microsoft will leverage their low-cost wireless technologies to make the Internet more accessible and connected to the digital economy and make it cheaper, especially in underserved communities. The Airband initiative supports Microsoft and Tizeti’s joint goal of getting more people connected to the Internet in a cost-effective manner, starting in Oyo State.
Speaking about the partnership, Tizeti CEO Kendall Ananyi said the Microsoft Airband collaboration will complement the existing Tizeti initiative in Oyo state and lay the foundation for a strong and thriving digital ecosystem for a large, vibrant and young population in Oyo state. “We are pleased to work with Microsoft on the Airband initiative as it expands our mission to bring reliable and affordable internet to more Nigerians beyond the digital envelope,” said Ananyi.
Tizeti recently launched its fixed wireless network in Oyo State, southwest Nigeria, to provide significant opportunities to cities in Oyo State, which did not have sufficient broadband infrastructure and to improve the state’s competitiveness through affordable, unlimited and high-speed broadband. Internet from Tiziti.
“Communities need reliable and affordable access to the internet in our increasingly digital world,” said Vicki Robinson, general manager of Microsoft Airband. “That’s why Microsoft is working with service providers like Tizeti to connect the unconnected, expand opportunities, and bridge the global digital divide.”
Microsoft’s Airband initiative focuses on advancing digital ownership – affordable internet access, affordable devices, and digital skills – as a platform for digital empowerment and transformation worldwide.
For many countries in Africa, there is still a huge digital divide. This boundary between online and offline translates into clear consequences for employment, education, family, social life, and access to information. Partnerships like this play an important role in addressing deficiencies in digital infrastructure in emerging economies, and leveraging innovative technology and capabilities, to improve development outcomes for millions of people.
Tizeti is a fast growing wireless internet service provider in Lagos, Nigeria that provides high speed and unlimited Wi-Fi internet access to its resident and customers using broadband Wi-Fi. Its services are available in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Rivers State. It is also rapidly expanding into other African countries, with successful launches in Accra and Tema, Ghana.
About Microsoft Airband
Microsoft’s Airband Initiative advances digital property rights – affordable internet access, affordable devices, and digital skills – as a platform for digital empowerment and transformation around the world. To learn more, visit www.microsoft.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/airband
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