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Bitflux, Nigeria’s wholesale broadband provider plans ‘advanced’ 4G LTE in 3 cities

Bitflux, Nigeria’s wholesale broadband provider plans ‘advanced’ 4G LTE in 3 cities
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Bitflux Communications plans to launch advanced 4G LTE services in three major Nigerian cities in a move the new entrant wholesale wireless broadband service provider says will offer faster Internet connections than what is available in the country, Technology Times has learnt.

[su_quote]According to BitFlux, “the most optimistic speed for normal 4G is 100Mbps, although those speeds have not been achieved in Nigeria as yet.” [/su_quote]

Last February, Bitflux sprung a surprise by outbidding Globacom, the second national operator (SNO) with its $23.2 million offer to emerge winner of a single 2.3GHz frequency spectrum slot auctioned by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Abuja. The win also made the company emerge sole provider of wholesale broadband service in Nigeria.
Bitflux's planned coverage locations spotted on the map released by the company
Bitflux’s planned coverage locations spotted on the map released by the company
The broadband wholesaler has now said it is putting finishing touches to launch its Advanced 4G LTE, said to be faster that existing 4G LTE services in three major Nigerian cities that includes Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.
The new entrant broadband company is promising that its incoming technology will deliver faster Internet user experience and throttle higher speeds than what existing 4G LTE service providers offer Nigerians.
“The various Nigeria 4G networks are still scrambling to expand their 4G LTE coverage but already there’s talk of 4G LTE-A or LTE-Advanced, which is essentially a far faster version of 4G. So if you think you’re getting good speeds now on your fancy new 4G devices you ain’t seen nothing yet”, Bitflux announced on its website to herald the imminent service.
The Bitflux value chain
The Bitflux value chain
4G LTE Advanced, which stands for Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution Advanced is “the latest standard in the development of 4G mobile networks and has been designed to offer users of 4G mobile devices such as Dongles, Mobile Hotspot (MIFI), Tablets and Smartphones far faster data speeds than those on offer from existing 4G LTE networks.”
Mr Biodun Omoniyi, CEO of Managing Director/CEO, Bitflux Communications Limited
Mr Biodun Omoniyi, Managing Director/CEO, Bitflux Communications Limited
In pitching the speed that it will be offering, Bitflux says its 4G LTE Advanced “will offer clearly verifiable faster data speeds than the just-introduced 4G LTE offerings from other operators.”
According to BitFlux, “the most optimistic speed for normal 4G is 100Mbps, although those speeds have not been achieved in Nigeria as yet.”
At launch, Bitflux says that subscribers on the networks of its partners like ISPs, mobile networks operators and others “will be able to enjoy peak download speed at 300Mbps.”
According to the company, the promises of the new technology is that “these faster mobile services enable users of mobile devices including Routers, Mobile WIFI (MIFI), Dongles, Smartphones and tablets to access the Internet far faster than was previously possible. This means that web sites load quicker, gaming services can be accessed, full-HD video streaming service and demanding online games enjoyed without lag or stuttering, and media such as high-definition movies, TV shows and music can be streamed to devices at a far quicker rate than ever before.”
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