Remember how excited we all were when Netflix became available in these parts? Well, that excitement was short-lived for some who even though they had fast enough Internet, thanks to network latency effect because of the distance between the server hosting the content and the user, which in this case was thousands of miles.
Netflix is trying to fix that with the deployment of its first dedicated Netflix server in Africa in partnership with 4G LTE provider Spectranet. The high capacity server will hold the entire Netflix content library, in Lagos, providing faster streams for users in Africa.
Mr David Venn, CEO of Spectranet, said “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.”