Parallel Wireless tapped to deliver on Nigeria’s connectivity vision


Parallel Wireless has been contracted to supply open RAN kit for thousands of new mobile sites in Nigeria.

Parallel Wireless Inc. has announced it will be part of Digital Farmers Club (DFC), Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), and NITDA Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture (NAVSA) initiatives to deliver 2G,3G,4G coverage across 2000 Nigerian villages.

The US based open RAN company was tapped by Hotspot Network Limited, a Network as a Service provider.

  • The strategic goal of Parallel Wireless and Hotspot’s partnership is to help regional mobile operators build and expand wireless networks across Nigeria, providing next-generation digital services to local communities.
  • This will meet DFC’s, USPFS’ and NAVSA’s objective to provide voice and data services to enable eHealth, eHospitality, eEducation, ebanking, eAgriculture and, as a result, improve the citizens’ standard of living and bring them into the digital economy.
  • This will help DFC to create over 100,000 direct jobs and 1,500,000 indirect jobs across Nigeria.

Speaking on the development, EngrMorenikeji Aniye, Founder and CEO, Hotspot Network Limited, said:

  • “Hotspot has signed a commercial agreement with MTN to deploy more than 2,000 sites starting with 500 in year one. We believe that Parallel Wireless’s innovative and easy to deploy 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G world’s leading Open RAN will enable faster time to market and deliver wireless internet to consumers and businesses.”

Christoph Fitih, Africa Sales Director, Parallel Wireless, said:

  • “We are proud to be a part of such initiatives for implementing our world’s leading Open RAN platform to allow mobile operators to enable new and innovative services quick and cost-effective, in turn making a positive impact in the lives of the global population.”
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