Solar-based Internet Service Provider Tizeti Increases Core Network Capacity to 100 Gbps

By Telecom Tech Outlook | Thursday, August 06, 2020

The project involved upgrading Tizeti's existing Gigabit fiber connection of its Lagos Points of Presence (POPs) to 10 Gbps and relocating from its owned & operated data center to a world-class Tier III data center

FREMONT, CA: West Africa's pioneer solar-based internet service provider, Tizeti, announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100 Gbps. The upgrade comes in line with the company's focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa's underserved populations, and more recently, due to the increased customer demand for connectivity solutions. The upgrade will provide additional capacity to support Tizeti's services as well as future upgrades. This also ensures that Tizeti's customers continue to enjoy high-quality and reliable internet services which meet the demand for the exponential increase in unlimited internet data consumption due to the surge in the numbers of customers working from home.

Kendall Ananyi, Tizeti's Chief Executive Officer, stated that the upgrade would increase the reliability of its services by providing multiple routes for network transit to the internet. Ananyi confirmed the 100 Gbps upgrade meets more extensive connectivity requirements, such as low latency as a result of hosting its 4G LTE core servers within its network in Nigeria. It guarantees faster, more reliable connectivity, as well as reduced operational costs.

The project involved upgrading Tizeti's existing Gigabit fiber connection of its Lagos Points of Presence (POPs) to 10 Gbps and relocating from its owned & operated data center to a world-class Tier III data center. The increased fiber capacity will help Tizeti to continue to offer it's affordable and unlimited Wi-Fi internet service to its customers while expanding its service offering to include enterprise and business customers.

"Our consistent investment in our core infrastructure shows our dedication to meeting the global challenges of increased data use driven by teleworking, distance learning, remote gaming, video chat, and streaming. We are committed to ensuring that our customers remain ahead of the digital transformation curve with the most resilient internet service. We are committed to reducing the cost of data and accelerating internet connectivity across the continent while maintaining our competitive edge with quality unlimited internet service" Ananyi said.

Tizeti enables millions of Africans to access the internet through its solar-powered towers in Nigeria and provides residences and businesses with unlimited high-speed broadband internet; covering Lagos, Ogun, and Rivers state. The company is dubbed as the Comcast for Africa. It has installed over 25,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots within Nigeria with 1,500,000 users and partnered with Facebook to offer Express Wi-Fi, rolling out thousands of new internet hotspots across Nigeria's capital.