Swift Networks, Nigeria’s leading broadband company said that it has signed a turnkey (design, deploy, optimize and support) agreement with Huawei Technologies to implement its network upgrade to the 4G Wireless Broadband Access Network standard, based on the IEEE WiMAX 802.16e protocol.
This upgrade project commenced today and will be implemented in phases over the next six months to avoid service disruption.
Charles Anudu, managing director and chief executive officer of the company said that “with this project, we shall quadruple our current network capacity and improve service coverage to offer you unmatched 4G broadband speed and reliability. This upgrade will also prepare our network to bring the advantages of the impending improved international backbone capacity availability in Nigeria to our customers. In addition, our customers will enjoy the benefits of converged telecommunications services, using the most efficient and cost-effective wireless broadband technology available in our industry today”
“We have taken every precaution to ensure that your current service quality is not being affected during the period of upgrade. We shall cut you over to the new network on a new and technologically superior modem to be exchanged for your current modem from Swift Networks. This new modem will come to you free of cost” Anudu said
According to him, Huawei is fast emerging a world leader in the provision of wireless technology solutions, serving 36 of the world’s 50 top telecom Operators including Sprint Nextel, Clearwire, China Mobile (the biggest mobile operator in the world), Vodafone, Orange, Telecom Italia and Deutsche Telecom among others. It is the number one Vendor in the West African region with 36% market share and also the leading Supplier to Nigerian Operators with 39% market share. Huawei is the leading Supplier to MTN, Zain, GLO, Etisalat, Starcomms, Visafone and Multilinks and with 39% share of the Nigerian market.