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Ibadan, Lagos first with LTE connection

13 March 2014, 21:47

Lagos - Mobile network subscribers in Ibadan and Lagos can now enjoy faster connections after a mobile network firm said it had become the first operator to launch 4G/LTE network in West Africa.

Smile Communications said more locations across the country would follow soon.

Tom Allen, Smile Group Chief Operating Officer said his company sought to deliver affordable, high-quality and easy-to-use broadband internet access and communications services to its customers in Nigeria.

“With successful commercial operations since 2013, we are very excited to formally announce today the commencement of our services and the beginning of a cross-country roll-out. We are starting in Lagos and will lay our footprints in other major cities across the country shortly,” Allen said.

Magnus Mchunguzi, Vice President, Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa said with mobile data traffic estimated to grow 17 times by 2019 and Nigeria currently holding the highest number of mobile subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa, superior network performance was imperative.

“As a global HSPA and LTE leader, we are committed to partnering with Smile Communications in meeting this growing demand for enriched broadband experience,” Mchunguzi said.

Smile Communications and Ericsson have a three-year network deployment agreement to develop over 1 100 LTE sites across the country. Under the terms of this agreement, Ericsson is responsible for the project management, system integration, interoperability testing, network design and implementation.

– CAJ News


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