Etisalat spreads 3.75G Easyblaze broadband to 22 cities in Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria’s 3.75G Easyblaze Internet service is now available in 22 cities, after six new cities were added this week.

Etisalat will now cover cities including Abeokuta, Jos, Ilorin, Calabar, Akure, Osogbo, Uyo and Asaba, adding to the already covered Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Kano, Kaduna, Zaria, Warri, Enugu, Aba, Awka, Nnewi, Onitsha and Benin cities.

The broadband service comes in both postpaid and prepaid packages and is available in 200MB to 20GB.

Etisalat Nigeria’s chief commercial officer Wael Ammar told the The Punch that Eazyblaze broadband service is built with the High Speed Packet Access + network with Dual Carrier technology, giving customers download speeds of up to 42Mbps, hence offering affordable, fast, high quality and efficient Internet service.

He said the increasing demand for the service was due to Etisalat’s efforts to offer seamless Internet service to its customers in the country.

Etisalat subscribers can buy Internet and mobile data bundles on mobile phones, smartphones, MiFi and WiFi devices, as well as on USB modems.

The firm also recently enabled its customers to access the service on Facebook.

The Facebook data bundle and Opera mini data bundle allows Etisalat subscribers to access either Facebook or Opera mini.

Eazyblaze offers speed of up to 42Mbps and gives Etisalat subscribers access to high-speed Internet speeds, faster file downloads, video calling and streaming, and reliable VoIP services.

It was first introduced late last year and covered fourteen cities in Africa’s most populous country.

Etisalat received a GSM license in January 2007 and made its first call on its network in March 2008. It began public operations in October the same year. Etisalat in late 2010 purchased a 3G license from Dangote Group’s Alheri Mobile Services Limited before it extended its 3G services to the first fourteen cities in September 2011.

Etisalat operates as a private company in Nigeria, in partnership with United Arab Emirates’ Etisalat and Mubadala Development Company.

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