MTN launches wireless internet service

31 Jul 2009

Nigerian mobile operator MTN Nigeria has introduced a wireless internet service dubbed MTN HyConnect Wireless Internet, writes local newspaper This Day. According to MTN Nigeria’s chief enterprise solutions officer, Derek Appiah, the new offering is a pre-paid service providing download speeds of up to 1Mbps, running on MTN’s WiMAX network with coverage of select locations in Lagos and Abuja. ‘MTN HyConnect Wireless Internet is ideal for SMEs that require reliable, stable and easy to set up internet connectivity for their offices. There is no need for wires, and it offers multi-user functionality, such that the entire staff of a company need not cluster in a single room in order to access the internet. They simply access the Internet directly from their offices wirelessly,’ commented Appiah. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, MTN was Nigeria’s largest cellco by subscribers at 31 March 2009, with a wireless customer base of 25.9 million, corresponding to 20.8% market share.

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