Nigeria’s broadband service gets a boost with ipNX 1Gps offering
Broadband speed in Nigeria received a boost with the unveiling of ipNX 1Gps service offering. With broadband penetration currently at 39.9 per cent and available to some 76.3 million Nigerians, ipNX said the launch of FOS Xtreme1000, will offer, especially residential users, high speeds. ipNX majors in the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) Operator in Nigeria and has delivered Fibre to The Home (FTTH) services since 2012.
Speaking at the unveiling in Lagos, Divisional CEO, ipNX Retail, Kene Eneh, said, “Launching our 1Gbps Fibre Optic broadband service is a real landmark for us at ipNX and also for Nigeria as a whole. Nigerians deserve to have the fastest Internet possible to fully benefit from all that the Internet has to offer. Making Gigabit speed available to our customers is indeed a fulfilment of our strategy to provide services with boundless possibilities.”
Eneh explained that the new offering features symmetrical speeds of 1000Mbps making it 50 times faster than the average broadband connection speed in Nigeria (20Mbps in June 2021). She added that it is unlimited and does not include data caps, meaning customers will never experience data slowdowns or cutoffs.
The ipNX boss also announced speed upgrades for its full range of Residential Unlimited Broadband packages, offering customers more at the same price. She said Residential Unlimited customers would now enjoy speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 150Mbps while FOS Xtreme customers will also enjoy speed upgrades from 200Mbps to 400Mbps.
According to her, the SME series was also not left out, as there have been speed upgrades for all current packages with new speeds ranging from 30Mbps to 500Mbps.
Eneh said the firm is proud to be the broadband leader in the markets it serves, adding that there is a deep sense of duty as a major enabler for Nigeria’s Digital Economy Strategy particularly in the provision of solid future-ready infrastructure and services.
“For our customers, we are certain that our 1Gbps plan will provide them with a boost in productivity, global competitiveness and also enable new digital experiences for them,” she stated.
She disclosed that ipNX also gained global recognition from Ookla SpeedTest as the fastest and most consistent fixed broadband provider in Nigeria for Q1 and Q2 2021.
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