Sairtel, a new entry into the Nigerian Internet/broadband space is set to alter the price of data in Nigeria by leveraging satellite technology and ultimately, offers what can truly be said to be super fast and truly unlimited Internet.
Speaking to the media at the unveiling of the service in Lagos, Mr. Salvation Alibor, Chief Executive Officer of Sairtel noted that with the Sairtel super fast internet service, data can be accessed from any part of the country. Thus, solving the challenges that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISP) face over the last mile and right of way (RoW).
“One of our unique go-to-market approaches is that our internet service is satellite-based and has coverage in all parts of the country especially the North East where many ISPs and MNOs have abandoned or are offering a very epileptic service. Ours is to fill in these gaps that those in those places that have challenges with topography. Our solution comes with unlimited downloads, no data cap, no throttling and no FAP token required. These have set us apart from our peers in the industry. With us, you do not need to worry when watching Netflix or YouTube videos,” he said.
While assuring that the service offers subscribers options such as free migration and equipment, Mr. Alibor stated that the technology has been described as a trouble-free satellite with one of the best footprints in sub-Saharan Africa.
The company has also made it known subscribers of other satellite services or extinct satellite companies can still use their existing equipment to access or migrate to Sairtel services thereby reducing the burden of purchasing new equipment. For schools and people living in clusters like estates and layouts, the company promised free equipment.
“Our philosophy is internet access anytime anywhere unrestricted, whenever and wherever. Whatever you want to use the Internet for, be it for study, entertainment or education, the internet should work for us, this is what we strongly believe in. Sairtel satellite internet solution is all about affordability, reliability and accessibility. We believe that even if you are in the remotest parts of such far states like Sokoto, or impossible terrains like the Mambila plateau, in crisis areas like Borno, Katsina, Zamfara states or even in hitherto remote and unreached Nigerian borders you should have unrestricted and superfast internet service. We are changing the narrative of fast internet only located in city centers, we are changing this narrative with our robust internet solution and that is what we are introducing to Nigerians today,“ Alibor added.
According to him, the solution is based on Kae Band satellite integrating others in partnership with global industry leaders like Hughes, YahSat and Avanti.
He also explained that Sairtel just wants people to have access to not only the Internet but superfast unlimited internet broadband everywhere, anywhere. “We are the true definition of unlimited internet that is truly unlimited. We are bringing to bear a support service that is unrivaled in the country so that Nigerians will never have issues with downtime. With technical personnel presently in 27 states and Abuja included, we are well equipped for your on-site need any time of the day,” he assured.