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Netflix partners Spectranet to deploy dedicated server in Nigeria

Nigeria , 19 Oct 2016

Netflix partners Spectranet to deploy dedicated server in Nigeria

Global video streaming platform Netflix has partnered internet service provider Spectranet to deploy a dedicated server in Lagos that will ensure faster streaming for users.

The dedicated Netflix server will host the company's entire content library. Netflix, which launched in Africa earlier this year, said the move would guarantee users on the continent faster streaming and shorter buffering times.

It is the first such server in West Africa, and is designed to improve quality in a cost effective manner.

"Because we focus on providing families with an excellent and affordable broadband service, this partnership with Netflix means that our customers will be able to enjoy the very best TV experience available in Nigeria. We are honoured that Netflix has selected Spectranet for one of its first deployments in Africa and the only one in West Africa," said Spectranet CEO David Venn.

"Netflix offers a new way of watching TV, giving its members the ability to enjoy TV series and films when, how and where they want with seamless, instant access across TVs, tablets, smartphones, game consoles and computers. Netflix offers a great entertainment experience with many titles available in high-definition with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and some in Ultra HD 4K and HDR."

Netflix has also launched, a website that allows users to see how fast their internet connection is. The tool is designed to give customers greater insight and control of their internet service.

Spectranet head of marketing Mike Ogor said the company uses the latest 4G/LTE technology to deliver fast internet across Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and Port Harcourt, and that the partnership with Netflix would offer its customers the best possible video streaming experience.

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