While responding to the need for optimal internet services in the country, the Acting managing director of 9Mobile, Stephane Beuvelet said in a statement that there is a need for new funding that would be invested into existing connectivity projects.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) holds a record of about 126 million citizens who already make use of good internet in the country however the telecoms regulator disclosed that 35 million people in 195 communities in the country still do not have access internet or ‘telephony’ services.
In addition to Beuvelet call for investment in 4G technology in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta if there is the provision of fresh capital in upscaling internet services in the country, this development would promote and stimulate local and foreign investment in the telecommunications sector and also connect the unconnected.
Acting managing director of 9Mobile now affirmed that the firm has made its 4G services widespread to about 10 new cities, in addition to the already existing six. The locations having a 4G network include; Calabar, Niger, Lagos, Uyo, Aba, Ogun, Kano, Enugu, Kaduna, Owerri, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Sokoto Nasarawa and Abuja.
Beuvelet explained that the need to deepen Internet connection in the country became imperative while considering the rapid pace at which other nations of the world are advancing with technology.
He revealed that asides from introducing 4G networks to these new cities, 9Mobile’s 4G internet is at a very low rate with optimum speed results. In the same vein, Beuvelet disclosed that the network is purposely set up with adequate redundancies in a bid to wipe out the impact of shocks during downtime situations the industry experiences.