MediaTek, the global fabless semiconductor giant responsible for powering nearly two billion connected devices annually, has unveiled a strategic partnership with Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications leader, aimed at enhancing mobile connectivity across Nigeria. Rami Osman, Director of Corporate Sales and Marketing for MediaTek Middle East and Africa, made this announcement during a virtual media briefing where the collaboration was introduced.
The primary objective of this partnership is to drive technological advancement and elevate mobile connectivity nationwide, bringing hundreds of millions of individuals into the digital economy. The pivotal focus of this alliance is MediaTek’s T750-powered Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), a pioneering technology designed to optimise internet connectivity.
The T750 empowers users to access high-speed 5G networks from the comfort of their homes, enabling seamless remote work, gaming, online education, and entertainment streaming. With out-of-the-box 5G speeds that can reach an impressive 4.7Gbps, the T750 competes with or even surpasses the performance of traditional fixed-line services. This is achieved by leveraging existing cellular infrastructure while avoiding the expenses associated with cable or fibre installation.
Osman elaborated on the collaboration, stating that it is primarily focused on enriching high-speed internet access through advanced chipsets, broadening the availability of premium and flagship devices, facilitating the transition from feature phones to smartphones, and exploring innovative AI-IoT solutions.
This strategic partnership is poised to drive digital inclusion, revolutionise connectivity across Nigeria, and contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ismail Adeshina, Director of Marketing at Airtel Nigeria, emphasised the significance of this collaboration with MediaTek in delivering affordable connectivity to Nigerians. Airtel’s commitment to innovation is evidenced by its early adoption of 5G technology, an initiative aimed at improving connectivity, addressing coverage and cost challenges, and making 5G devices more accessible throughout Nigeria.
MediaTek is a globally recognised powerhouse that remains dedicated to delivering cutting-edge innovations through its latest products and solutions. Their diverse offerings span a wide spectrum, encompassing smartphones, smart devices, automotive technology, satellite connectivity solutions, and next-generation wearables.
Notably, MediaTek’s product portfolio includes MediaTek Dimensity for 5G smartphones, MediaTek HelioG series for 4G gaming smartphones, MediaTek Kompanio for arm-based Chromebooks, MediaTek Pentonic for Smart TV technologies, and MediaTek Genio for Internet of Things applications, among others.