In an effort to align with the federal government’s target of achieving 70 percent broadband penetration in five years, MTN Nigeria has decided to launch what it tagged ‘Home Broadband services.
The idea, according to MTN is to expand broadband services to millions of homes across Nigeria, which currently boasts of approximately 44.3 percent internet connectivity, whereas other African countries, such as South Africa, Egypt, and Kenya, are at 68, 74, and 48 percent internet penetration, respectively.
“At MTN, we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern, connected life; hence our investment in industry-leading connectivity operations,” noted Hassan Jaber, Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria Communications PLC.
He said MTN customers now have enhanced access to dedicated 24/7 support and online channels to place orders for MTN Home Broadband with options for home delivery. They can also enjoy truly Unlimited Data bundles, longer tenure data plans with the flexibility to share data with multiple users remotely as well as enhanced data subscription channels including myMTN App.
Global technology statistics closely link internet connectivity to sustainable economic growth rates. On average, the internet accounts for almost four percent of GDP across the large economies that make up 70 percent of global GDP. UNICEF also projects that nations with low broadband connectivity have the potential to realise up to 20 percent GDP growth by connecting schools to the internet.
MTN currently connects over 70 million Nigerians (over 7% 4G population and 89.8 percent coverage nationwide). With MTN’s Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) and the latest Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) Home Broadband services, millions of Nigerian households, with approximately 50 percent located in rural areas, will have access to reliable and ultra-fast broadband services to enjoy unlimited data plans, ability to connect multiple devices and share data across remote locations for online learning, working from home, streaming, gaming, smart home solutions among others.
MTN Home Broadband services are available nationwide. Customers can simply visit the nearest MTN shop or our website: www.mtn.ng/broadband to order our products for home delivery.