Nigerian CDMA operator Multilinks Telkom has commercially launched a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A service dubbed ‘Blue Broadband’ in Lagos, reports local daily Leadership Nigeria. According to the company’s sales and marketing officer, Dipuo Msimang, the features of the new wireless broadband service include instant internet access, the ability to download and stream large multimedia files, dual function EV-DO Rev A and 1x data rates, and download speeds of up to 900kbps. ‘The Blue Broadband service works on the same cell sites as mobile phones,’ said Msimang, adding, ‘It allows you to be connected to the internet wherever you are. You can download large work files, photos, spreadsheets and email with incredible ease.’ The service has been deployed in a number of areas of Lagos, including Victoria Island, Apapa, Festac, Surulere, Ikeja, Ogba, and Ilupeju.
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