Swift tests WiMAX network in Lagos

13 Oct 2010

Nigerian telecoms operator Swift Networks has begun tests of a WiMAX network and backend systems in Lagos, Cellular-News writes. According to Swift’s COO Chuma Okoye, the trials will involve 500 residential and business users from different parts of the city which have been selected for the volume of their broadband internet requirement. The aim of the trials is to demonstrate the speed of the network, although the participants will also test the company’s services, including internet, telephony, fax and video. ‘We have also commissioned a new and more robust multi-service billing platform that will ensure that our customers are billed accurately and timely,’ Okoye revealed, adding: ‘This upgrade is specifically for speed but has incorporated other very important elements required for a totally improved customer experience.’

Nigeria, Swift Networks