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ipNX unveils first 1 gigabit broadband service to boost internet speed

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Nigerians can now enjoy internet speed many times faster than the average broadband connection in the country with the launch of FOS Xtreme1000 from ipNX, an information and communications technology company.

The FOS Xtreme1000, which was announced on Tuesday at an event in Lagos, is offering 1 Gigabit Per Second (1Gbps) speed to residential users, making ipNX the first operator to offer such high speeds.

The service features symmetrical speeds of 1000Mbps, which makes it 50 times faster than the average broadband connection speed in Nigeria. The average speed in Nigeria as of June 2021 is 20Mbps.

According to ipNX, the service is unlimited and does not require data caps, meaning customers will never experience data slowdowns or cut-offs.

“Launching our 1Gbps Fibre Optic broadband service is a real landmark for us at ipNX and also for Nigeria as a whole. Nigerians deserve to have the fastest internet possible to fully benefit from all that the internet has to offer,” said Kene Eneh, divisional CEO, ipNX Retail. “Making gigabit speeds available to our customer is indeed a fulfilment of our strategy to provide services with boundless possibilities.”

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ipNX also announced speed upgrades for its full range of residential unlimited broadband packages, offering customers more at the same price.

Residential unlimited customers would now enjoy speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 150Mbps while FOX Xtreme customers will also enjoy upgrades from 200Mbps to 400Mbps. The SME series was also not left out as ipNX announced speed upgrades for all current packages with new speeds ranging from 30Mbps to 500Mbps.

“We are proud to be the broadband leader in the markets we serve. We have a deep sense of duty as a major enabler for Nigeria’s Digital Economy Strategy particularly in the provision of solid future-ready infrastructure and services. For our customers, we are certain that our 1Gbps plan will provide them with a boost in productivity, global competitiveness and also enable new digital experiences for them,” Eneh said.

ipNX is an experienced FTTH Operator in Nigeria and has delivered Fibre to The Home (FTTH) services since 2012. The company has also received national and global recognitions including the Beacon of ICT 2021 award for Fibre Optic Broadband Service of the Year. ipNX also gained global recognition from Ookla SpeedTest as the fastest and most consistent fixed broadband provider in Nigeria for Q1 and Q2 2021.

ipNX is a pioneering and leading information, communications and technology (ICT) company with two decades of experience in the Nigerian ICT market, with fixed-wired (fibre) and fixed-wireless operations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Ibadan.