Wireless broadband operator Spectranet has announced the commercial launch of its WiMAX network, reports AllAfrica citing local newspaper Leadership. Services are initially available in Lagos, but will be expanded to cover other cities across the country in the near future. ‘Today, reliable internet is no more a luxury, it is a necessity,’ said Spectranet’s executive director Ezekiel Fatoye, adding: ‘We see tremendous potential in delivering high quality reliable broadband services as consumers in Nigeria increasingly demand high quality internet connectivity but at an affordable price.’ TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that Spectranet was awarded 2.3GHz concessions in 2009 alongside two other firms, Mobitel and Multilinks. However, the licences were almost immediately withdrawn following allegations of corruption which tainted the award process. A court later ruled that the government should return the licences as the operators had paid the required licence fee prior to the cancellation.