4G LTE service in Nigeria isn’t new. Thanks to the number of Internet Service Providers (ISP) in Nigeria offering 4G LTE service. Likes of Spectranet, Smile and the latest addition to the league, nTel.
Major GSM network Operators in Nigeria has since joined the 4G LTE evolution in Nigeria. MTN already has 4G LTE services in Nigeria as well as GLO and Etisalat. However, until now, Airtel Nigeria has been behind. Thankfully, a latest press release has it that the network service provider is partnering with HTC to roll out 4G LTE service in Nigeria.
Airtel Partners ZTE To Roll Out Airtel 4G LTE Service Pan in Nigeria
Nigeria’s leading mobile Internet service provider, Airtel Networks Limited, has announced a strategic partnership with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment/systems Company and world leader in mobile Internet hardware and solutions, to launch 4G in Nigeria.
Commenting on the partnership with ZTE, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said, “This is a new dawn for mobile Internet in Nigeria. Airtel and ZTE’s collaboration to roll out 4G service pan Nigeria will dramatically improve mobile Internet experience for telecoms consumers across the country.
“Indeed, Airtel is committed to strengthening its position as a true pioneer of innovation in the Nigerian telecommunications domain, as this is in line with our overall corporate vision of becoming the mobile Internet service provider of first choice for every Nigerian.”
Also speaking on the planned 4G deployment across Nigeria, Regional VP of ZTE Corporation, Mr. Zhang Ruigang commented: “As a reliable partner, ZTE will cooperate with Airtel Nigeria to build the first-class 4G LTE network, and provide the best long term service to Airtel Nigeria.”
4G LTE is a truly global mobile phone standard for advanced mobile broadband. Airtel’s 4G LTE will aim to offer users faster, more reliable mobile broadband internet for devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops.
This should clearly point that Airtel Nigeria 4G LTE service will soon be readily available in the country. Whether or not new 4G data plans will be introduced, wasn’t stated. However, you should expect that. I mean, other GSM operators in Nigeria has that on board. More information will be unveiled as it uncovers.