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MTN 4G LTE now live

By  Mathias Okwe, Assistant Business Editor, Abuja     |   08 October 2016   |   3:25 am


Nigeria quest to achieve the targeted 30 per cent national broadband penetration by 2018 has received a major boost with the formal launch of MTN’s 4G LTE service, which had been operational for the past four weeks.

The launch now places Nigeria among one of the 148 countries globally, 28 in Africa and seventh in West Africa where the 4G LTE service has been rolled out.

Several stakeholders, including Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Gilbert Nnaji, who represented the Senate President, attended the event, which was held at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Thursday evening.

With the launch, MTN subscribers can now enjoy optimised wireless 4G broadband and high-speed browsing experience, which is the fastest and most futuristic mobile Internet access available in Nigeria today.

According to MTN chief executive, Ferdi Moolman, represented by MTN’s Chief Operating Officer, Mohammed Siddiqui, the deployment of MTN 4G LTE would not only enhance browsing experience across Nigeria, but also accelerate the achievement of the country’s targeted broadband penetration by 2018.

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