In a groundbreaking move, Airtel Nigeria has forged a strategic partnership with MediaTek, a leading Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company renowned for its wireless communication chips. This collaboration heralds a new era in affordable 5G services, as Airtel Nigeria and MediaTek join forces to offer 5G routers and other connectivity solutions that empower consumers.
Unveiling MediaTek’s T750-powered Customer Premises Equipment
At the heart of this game-changing partnership is MediaTek’s T750-powered Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), a technology marvel that promises to redefine the landscape of internet connectivity. This cutting-edge innovation brings high-speed 5G networks right to your doorstep, enabling an array of exciting possibilities such as remote work, immersive gaming, online education, and seamless entertainment streaming.
Rami Osman, Director for Corporate Sales and Marketing at MediaTek Middle East Africa, sheds light on the partnership’s core objectives, emphasizing three key areas of focus:
1. Enhancing Connectivity: MediaTek is set to elevate high-speed internet access with its advanced chipsets, ensuring seamless connectivity for all.
2. Expanding Smartphone Options: The partnership aims to provide a broader range of premium and flagship smartphones, supporting the transition from feature phones to the more versatile smartphone devices.
3. Exploring AI-IoT Horizons: In the realm of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things, MediaTek is actively exploring new possibilities and technologies, contributing to digital inclusion and sustainable development goals in Nigeria.
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MediaTek’s Diverse Product Portfolio
Mediatek’s extensive product portfolio encompasses a wide spectrum of innovations, including:
- MediaTek Dimensity: Designed for 5G smartphones, offering cutting-edge performance and connectivity.
- MediaTek HelioG Series: Tailored for 4G gaming smartphones, delivering an immersive gaming experience.
- MediaTek Kompanio: Powering arm-based Chromebooks for seamless computing on the go.
- MediaTek Pentonic: Designed for Smart TV technologies, enhancing your viewing experience.
- MediaTek Genio: Catering to Internet of Things applications, enabling a smarter, interconnected world.
- MediaTek Filogic: Paving the way for advanced Wi-Fi 6/6E & Wi-Fi 7 solutions, ensuring lightning-fast internet speeds.
- MediaTek Dimensity Auto: Driving cutting-edge automotive technologies, making vehicles smarter and safer.
Airtel Nigeria’s 5G Network Expansion
Airtel Nigeria took a monumental step by launching its 5G network in June 2023, initially covering four key cities: Lagos, Ogun, Abuja, and Rivers. Notably, the telco’s 5G routers set a new benchmark for affordability at the time of launch, priced at just N30,000. However, recent economic changes, including the removal of petrol subsidies and currency fluctuations, have led to an increase in the price of these routers, which now stand at N59,800 on Jumia, excluding shipping costs.
Ismail Olusegun Adeshina, Director of Marketing at Airtel Nigeria, emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to innovation and its early embrace of 5G technology. Airtel Nigeria is determined to invest in this technology proactively, aiming to improve connectivity, address coverage gaps, and enhance the accessibility of devices across Nigeria.
MediaTek: Empowering Global Brands with Innovation
MediaTek has long been at the forefront of innovation, empowering globally recognized brands with state-of-the-art solutions across various domains. Their contributions span:
- Smartphones: Delivering the latest in smartphone technology, MediaTek ensures that consumers enjoy cutting-edge features and capabilities.
- Smart Devices: Enabling a connected lifestyle through a wide range of smart devices that simplify daily tasks and enhance convenience.
- Automotive Technology: Spearheading advancements in automotive tech, MediaTek’s solutions make vehicles safer, smarter, and more efficient.
- Satellite Connectivity Solutions: Facilitating global connectivity through satellite technology, ensuring that people stay connected wherever they are.
- Next-Generation Wearables: Shaping the future of wearables, MediaTek’s innovations redefine how we interact with technology in our daily lives.
The collaboration between Airtel Nigeria and MediaTek promises to be a game-changer in Nigeria’s connectivity landscape, paving the way for affordable 5G services and opening up a world of possibilities for consumers. With MediaTek’s cutting-edge technology and Airtel’s commitment to innovation, this partnership is poised to revolutionize the way Nigerians connect, work, play, and learn. Welcome to the future of connectivity in Nigeria!