08 April 2022
Curvalux, a developer of next generation wireless broadband solutions, has signed a deal with Communication Trend Limited (CTL) to conduct a commercial pilot of the Curvalux system to deliver affordable high-speed broadband access to Lagos, Nigeria.
The agreement will see Curvalux’s fixed wireless access (FWA) technology deployed in Lagos to provide significantly improved broadband connectivity to residents and businesses in the city. CTL will install Curvalux’s Edge Node antennas across an area of the city and evaluate broadband coverage and performance during a four-week evaluation period. Once the service becomes commercially available, CTL customers will be able to subscribe to a standalone broadband access service or combine it with a TV package ‘at significantly reduced costs compared with other access solutions.
This marks the first time that Curvalux’s technology is being trialled in Africa and could provide the blueprint for further rollouts in other African nations.
“Internet connectivity is the lifeblood of the global digital economy, even more so given the rapid digital transformation we’ve seen because of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Yusuf Umar, director of business development, CTL. “It is vital to the future success of Nigeria’s people and economy that we can provide affordable, reliable broadband across the country, and this trial is the first step in achieving that. If this trial proves to be as successful as we hope, this could be a new dawn for connectivity in Nigeria and beyond.”
The deal follows a recent major contract with Globe Telecom in the Philippines, which sees Curvalux solutions being deployed to bring connectivity to thousands of unconnected homes and businesses across the islands.