BrandArena: MediaTek and Airtel Nigeria team up to improve mobile connectivity in Nigeria

Saturday 14 October 2023

MediaTek and Airtel Nigeria team up to improve mobile connectivity in Nigeria

MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor manufacturer that powers approximately 2 billion connected devices each year, has partnered with Airtel Nigeria, a significant telecoms service provider. The alliance intends to accelerate technological improvements and improve mobile connectivity across the country, bringing hundreds of millions of people into the digital economy and, as a result, advancing mobile connectivity throughout Nigeria.

The partnership focuses on MediaTek's T750-powered Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), a game-changing technology that improves internet access. This breakthrough enables customers to connect to high-speed 5G networks from the comfort of their own homes, allowing for unprecedented remote work, gaming, online education, and entertainment streaming.

The T750 offers remarkable out-of-the-box 5G speeds, reaching up to an impressive 4.7Gbps. It competes with or surpasses the performance of traditional fixed-line services, harnessing existing cellular infrastructure while avoiding the expenses associated with cable or fiber installation.

“Our collaboration with Airtel Nigeria focuses on enhancing high-speed internet access through advanced chipsets, offering a wider range of premium and flagship devices while supporting the transition from feature phones to smartphones, and exploring innovative AI-IoT solutions. This collaboration will drive digital inclusion, revolutionize connectivity in Nigeria, and contribute to sustainable development goals.” Said Rami Osman, Director for Corporate Sales and Marketing, MediaTek Middle East and Africa. 

Ismail Adeshina, Director, Marketing at Airtel Nigeria, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with MediaTek and how it will provide affordable connectivity to Nigerians. He stated, “Our commitment to innovation is evident through our early adoption of 5G technology. We're proactively investing in this technology to improve connectivity, to tackle coverage and cost challenges, and make 5G devices more accessible across Nigeria”.

MediaTek powers globally recognized brands and remains dedicated to providing state-of-the-art innovations through its latest products and solutions. These offerings span a diverse range, including smartphones, smart devices, automotive technology, satellite connectivity solutions, and next-generation wearables.

MediaTek’s product portfolio includes MediaTek Dimensity for 5G smartphones, MediaTek HelioG series for 4G gaming smartphones, MediaTek Kompanio for arm-based Chromebooks, MediaTek Pentonic for Smart TV technologies, MediaTek Genio for Internet of Things applications, MediaTek Filogic for advanced Wi-Fi 6/6E & Wi-Fi 7 solutions, and MediaTek Dimensity Auto for cutting-edge automotive technologies, among others.

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