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iBurst Nigeria secures licence to operate broadband network

May 26, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms

GLOBAL iBurst Nigeria Limited (Global iBurst), a subsidiary of Mauritian-based POP Broadband Limited, has acquired a licence to operate a mobile broadband network in Nigeria.

The licence, issued by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), would enable Global iBurst to deploy, launch and operate its network nationwide and provide fast, affordable and reliable Internet connectivity to millions of Nigerians.

Group Chief Executive Officer of POP Broadband Limited, Osmo Korri, said the roll-out in phase 1 would commence in Lagos and the Federal Capital of Abuja middle this year.

Global iBurst’s services will cater for the needs of corporate institutions, SMEs, businesspeople and most importantly individual home users who have been previously denied internet connectivity due to the high cost of existing offerings.

“I am very proud to announce this important milestone. I can now confidently say that Global iBurst will change the lives of millions for the better,” said Korri.

“Getting connected is very simple, there are no complex installations and no contract fees, just buy your modem and pre-paid airtime and enjoy high speed internet. This will be a great advantage to our customers,” says Petteri Paasila, the acting CEO of Global iBurst and Group Chief Operating Officer of POP Broadband Limited, the holding company of Global iBurst.

POP Broadband Limited is a Mauritius-based company with existing broadband operations in three African countries. Further, POP Broadband has secured several broadband licenses in select countries in West and Central Africa.

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