A new Netflix server in Nigeria will deliver faster streaming and content to its African users

Reed Hastings, CEO, Netflix

News of Netflix’s expansion to Africa (and pretty much the rest of the world) in January was met with excitement on the continent. Finally, like most Americans and Europeans, Africans too could stream their favorite TV shows and movies at their convenience. But soon after, it quickly became clear that Netflix was faced with two major problems in Africa: spotty internet connections and pricey data plans.

While the company can do little about how much local internet service providers charge (prices are actually dropping in some countries), it is looking to help fix the problem of slow internet for its African users.

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