MTN Nigeria has launched its HyConnect fixed line and internet service in Calabar, the regional capital of Cross River State, reports local news source Compass News. The service offers high speed internet via fibre-optic cables to both residential and SME customers. HyConnect was first launched in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, in August 2008 and has since been expanded to Port Harcourt, Abuja and Lagos. ‘We are committed to adding value to the lives and businesses of our people. And this we are doing in very many ways, including delivering tailor-made, productivity enhancing solutions to every part of this vast country,’ commented MTN Nigeria’s corporate services executive, Wale Goodluck. The network will be extended to other major cities in the country, including Kano and Aba, by the end of the year.