In its continued commitment to enhancing broadband access and internet penetration nationwide, MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has entered into a partnership with Landafrique Nigeria Limited to deploy fibre-optic infrastructure connecting homes and businesses in the leading mixed-use industrial park in Sub Saharan Africa – Agbara Estate.
The agreement was signed at a formal ceremony held at MTN Nigeria’s Headquarters in Ikoyi on November 17, 2021, and had in attendance, MTN management led by the Chief Operating Officer, Mazen Mroue and Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Lynda Saint-Nwafor, as well as representatives from Landafrique Nigeria Limited, the Chief Executive Officer, Paulo Cruz and General Manager Sales, Philip Obih.
The partnership spans 10 years, and covers the deployment of MTN FibreNet Broadband internet services with at least 5Mbps and internet throughput to each housing unit; as well as industrial and commercial units within the estate.
Commenting on the partnership, the Chief Operating Officer, MTN Nigeria, Mazen Mroue, said the technology allows for increased network performance, as well as higher speeds over a long distance. “At MTN, we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. The installation of the MTN FibreNet Broadband in Agbara Estate will see to it that residents are always connected with incredible speeds, leading to increased performance either at work or at home.”
Paulo Cruz, the Chief Executive Officer of Landafrique, shared his excitement concerning the partnership by saying, “We are excited about this partnership and we have full confidence that our residents of the 454 Ha Agbara Estate will enjoy faster and more reliable network connectivity following the deployment of MTN’s fibre-optic infrastructure within the estate and as part of the Agbara 2.0 Vision.”
MTN is committed to improving internet penetration across Nigeria, and has recently revealed plans to invest $1.5 billion over the next three years to increase broadband across the country.
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MTN Nigeria is one of Africa’s largest providers of communications services, connecting 71.6 million people in communities across the country with each other and the world. Guided by a vision to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world, MTN Nigeria’s leadership position in coverage, capacity, and innovation has remained constant, since its launch in 2001. MTN Nigeria is part of the MTN Group – a leading emerging market operator, connecting more than 250 million subscribers in 21 countries in Africa and the Middle East. To learn more about MTN Nigeria and its various initiatives, visit www.mtnonline.com
LandAfrique has over four decades of proven on the ground experience and has efficiently developed and managed the renowned Agbara Estate – Sub Saharan Africa´s (excluding SA) largest mixed-use industrial park with 454 Ha.
On the trail of proven track records and its drive to cement its leading position as Africa´s manufacturing heart with additional features to complete the robust package it offers to its stakeholders, LandAfrique is driving a renewed vision dubbed Agbara 2.0, which includes an IPP, fiber telecom infrastructure, solar streetlights, resurfacing of roads, affordable housing, amenities and other facilities.
The Agbara manufacturing enclave accommodates among others Unilever, Nestlé, GSK, Reckitt Benckiser, Perfetti Van Melle, Evans Medical, Shell, Fouani (LG Electronics), Nigerian Breweries, UAC, Suntory Beverages, Beloxxi, Pharma Deko, VitaMalt, Beta Glass, Big Bottling Company, Cometstar, Ultimum Brewery, Lotus Industries, Avanti Industries, 10 commercial bank branches, 1,000+ residential accommodations, the award-winning Corona school and many other well-known companies.
LandAfrique´s ESG focus is to develop and manage impacting businesses in the Real Estate & Infrastructure, Power, Agriculture, Environment and Food & Beverages sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa.
LANDAFRIQUE – “Developing tomorrow’s Africa, today!”.