Airtel which is one of the most affordable when it comes to data rates in Nigeria is set to officially roll out its 4G LTE services in Nigeria. This will seem a little bit late as other network service providers in Nigeria have launched the 4G LTE in Nigeria giving the fact that Airtel was the first Telecom company to complete a successful 4G trial in Lagos.
The company is rolling it out in partnership with LTE, a Chinese multinational telecommunications, equipment and systems company and according to Mr Seun Ogunsanya, Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria: This is a new dawn for mobile internet in Nigeria.
“Airtel and ZTE’s collaboration to roll out 4G service plan in Nigeria will dramatically improve the mobile internet experience for telecommunications consumers across the country.
“Indeed, Airtel is committed to strengthening its position as a true pioneer of innovation in the Nigerian telecommunications domain.
“This is in line with our overall corporate vision of becoming the mobile Internet service provider of the first choice for every Nigerian,” he said.
Many will see this as coming in late as other telecommunications company in Nigeria have launched the same service for a while now, and the exact date of the launch have not been disclosed at this time yet. The Long-term Evolution (LTE) is a standard for high speed wirless communication for mobile phones and data terminals and it increases the capacity and speed using different radio interface.
The company which established in the year 2000 and was formerly known as Celtel Nigeria and the company made history on August 5, 2001, by becoming the first telecoms operator to launch commercial GSM services in Nigeria.
Airtel Nigeria, currently covers over 1500 towns and 14000 communities across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored a series of many other “firsts” in the highly competitive Nigerian telecommunications market.