Nigerian telecoms operator ipNX has announced the launch of fixed voice and broadband services over its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, enabling customers in parts of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt to access symmetrical connections speeds from 10Mbps. The ‘ipNX FoS’ service starts at around NGN10,000 (USD62.8) per month for the 10Mbps speed with a standard data allowance of 15GB, while the top-end 25Mbps plan costs NGN57,500 per month and includes 500GB of data. With current coverage of Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki, and selected housing estates in Abuja and Port Harcourt, network expansion is ongoing and services should be available to Lagos mainland customers from January 2014, with a launch of IPTV also expected shortly. Rollout will continue into 2017, with five other cities earmarked for expansion.
Last month CommsUpdate reported that ipNX plans to reach around 100,000 households in Lagos with its FTTH network by the end of 2014. Rollout of the infrastructure began in the fourth quarter of last year and coverage is expected to expand to 500,000 homes in 2015, rising to two million in 2017.