WaveTek Nigeria to improve broadband coverage in Africa with Carlson wireless agreement

WaveTek Nigeria, an ICT solutions provider, and American company Carlson Wireless Technologies have teamed up to adopt television ‘white spaces’, required to meet Africa’s growing demand for broadband coverage.

It is also expected to result in the delivery of swift, cheaper broadband access and increased penetration in areas that were previously not served or underserved.

Television white spaces are allocated frequencies which are not being used locally by the broadcaster.

Ken Spann, Chief Executive of WaveTek Nigeria, said: “This agreement with Carlson is another firm step to assist Nigeria’s drive to bring Broadband to all areas of Nigeria. Introducing Super Wi-Fi at this point in time is very significant for the region because it means that finally, Africans in every corner, be it the big cities, suburbs or hinterlands, can become global players by having unhindered access to the Internet.

“More importantly, is the issue of affordability as to the costs of access are lower when compared to current ace methods.”

James Carlson, Chief Executive of Carlson, said: “We are excited to partner with WaveTek Nigeria on this ground-breaking initiative. This relationship symbolises a great opportunity for Carlson to register and significantly grow its presence in Nigeria, a vibrant and key market, and extend it to other parts of Africa in a short space of time.”

He added the agreement will lead to a greater broadband penetration, not just for Nigeria or the West African sub region, but the entire continent as a whole.

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