In its bid to ensure Nigerians continue to enjoy the benefit of affordable Internet connectivity, leading ICT Company, MTN Nigeria in collaboration with Google, has launched the Android One program in Nigeria. Android One is a program designed to help bring high-quality, affordable Android devices to everyone. In Nigeria, MTN is offering the Infinix Hot2 smartphone. This is the first time the Android One program has been introduced to Africa, with Nigeria being the first market and MTN Nigeria the first partner operator in Africa.
Speaking at the launch event, MTN Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Michael Ikpoki said the Company is proud of this partnership given the fact that many Nigerians are still not connected to the internet.
Ikpoki explained that “MTN has offered a very affordable data plan to enable customers get the best experience on the new Infinix Hot2 smartphone. The bundle plan is for 1Gigabyte monthly data for just N500 for a 12 months period.”
The rationale behind this initiative according to Ikpoki is that, “68 per cent of Nigerians are still not connected to the internet. The introduction of the Android One program will enable more people to get connected to the Internet. This large data bundle will definitely enhance entrepreneurship and innovation among Nigerians. More so, it is quite interesting that Nigeria will be the first country in Africa to experience this new product and that puts us at an advantage.”
He added that, “MTN sees this collaboration as an opportunity to actualise our vision of empowering more of our people, whom we are so passionate about. We will continue to roll out data coverage aggressively and we are adequately prepared to meet the demands of our subscribers”.
The Infinix Hot2 is available on Jumia online store as well as MTN stores nationwide. Infinix Hot 2 is manufactured by Infinix, one of the fastest growing smartphone manufacturers in the market. The device comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a 2200mAh battery with power saving features, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, 16GB of expandable storage, dual SIM slots, a quad-core MediaTek processor, and an FM radio tuner. It runs on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop, and will be updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow soon after it is released.