Nigerian Internet Service Provider Offering Fiber-To-The-Home

Nigerian Internet Service Provider Offering Fiber-To-The-Home

ipNX will roll out Fibre-to-the-Home in November.


Nigerian Internet service provider ipNX, whose networks were previously based on WiMAX, will offer fiber-to-the-home in the three cities of Nigeria’s “golden triangle” – Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt – according to a report in All Africa.

With broadband penetration at less than 5 percent, ipNX sees its fiber-to-the-home offering as one way of closing the gap, the report said.

Service will start at 4 megabits per second and increase to 12. The company expects to offer 50 megabits per second by 2016, if the cost of international bandwidth decreases as anticipated.

Services for the fiber-to-the-home network will be launched under the brand name FoS (Fiberoptic Services), said Kazeem Shitu, head of Strategic Marketing for ipNX. FoS is currently available in selected areas of Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Ikoyi and Lekki. The service will be commercially offered to an initial 50,000 households and businesses within these areas beginning in November. Customers in Ikeja, Apapa and Surulere will also be offered service.

The company’s FoS service is a “quad play” broadband fiber-to-the-home service that will offer customers a combination of high speed Internet, fixed telephony service, IP-Television and video surveillance all bundled over the fiber optic network platform.