MTN Begins Test- run of 4G LTE Internet Services In Nigeria




MTN Nigeria’s subsidiary, Visafone, has commenced the
test-run of its fourth generation long term evolution (4G
LTE) internet technology service for smartphone users.
MTN said in a statement on Thursday that the roll-out of
the 4G LTE services would help provide superior high-
speed internet services in major cities to empower
Nigerians with the latest mobile broadband technology.
MTN executive, Amina Oyagbola, said the company was
determined to deepen broadband penetration in the
country.
“Our recent license acquisition further demonstrates our
faith in the future of Nigeria,” Mrs. Oyagbola said. “We
believe in supporting the positive transformation of Nigeria
and we have demonstrated this belief through the level of
our investment since 2001, which currently stands at
approximately $16 billion.”
General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria,
Richard Iweanoge, said the specifics of the test-run and
subsequent launch of the 4G LTE technology would be
launched with the sole objective of providing Nigerians with
“the best, fastest and most competitive ICT services for all
stakeholders”.
He said MTN Nigeria was pleased to set the pace and
breaking new boundaries with the test run, which would be
available for now for only Visafone customers, currently
provisioned on the 800 MHz band.
“When we roll-out fully, especially with our 2.6 GHz
spectrum, the launch will help to enhance customer
experience for our over 60 million subscribers, while
ensuring greater coverage, access, affordability and
ultimately a smart lifestyle for everyone,” he said.
He said the 4G LTE roll-out was a demonstration of the
company’s commitment to accelerate the achievement of
the country’s targeted broadband penetration by 2018.

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