Wireless broadband company, ipNX Nigeria Limited plans to launch Nigeria’s first quad play using fibre optics in selected areas starting November 2013. The company is currently deploying Fibre to the Home (FTTH) in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt and aims to cover 100, 000 households in Lagos by 2014, 500,000 households across the country by 2015 and 2 million households by 2017.
The FTTH service will be branded ‘Fibre optic Services (FoS)’ and offer customers a combination of high speed internet, fixed telephony service, IPTV and Video Surveillance. ipNX had earlier announced its plans to launch IPTV services to Nigerian consumers with a selection of Standard and High Definition channels.
Ifeanyi Amah, Group Executive Director at IPNX, said FoS will be commercially offered to an initial 50,000 households and businesses within selected areas of Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, Ikeja, Apapa and Surulere. “With guaranteed speeds starting from 4Mbps, FoS allows users to access the internet at speeds at least 10 times faster than 3G, WiMAX-4G or DSL while also making it possible to carry out multimedia communications such as cable television, video conferencing and video surveillance at the same time,” said Amah.