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Airtel revamps network to deliver faster Internet speed

By Tomike Owotura
07 September 2022   |   4:03 am
Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has embarked on extensive network optimisation and modernisation programme in a move to offer customers on its network unrivalled data speed as well as enhance their overall mobile Internet experience.

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has embarked on extensive network optimisation and modernisation programme in a move to offer customers on its network unrivalled data speed as well as enhance their overall mobile Internet experience.

With this move, Airtel said customers on the network, can now enjoy a seamless, faster, and more rewarding experience when they browse on their phones or latch on to the Airtel Home Broadband devices including Mifis, routers and Outdoor Units (ODUs).

Specifically, customers in urban areas and major cities will now start experiencing much faster speed with lower latency when they stream movies, watch live sports, play online games, download heavy files, or engage in other activities on the Internet.

Commenting on the modernisation programme, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Surendran Chemmenkotil, said: “Airtel is committed to ensuring that its customers enjoy the best and fastest Internet speed, as well as network experience in the country.

“With the modernisation exercise, we have significantly improved our Internet speed across major cities in the country. Without a doubt, this programme will empower customers to become more productive and successful in their personal and professional lives, also contributing to the growth of the overall economy.”

Recently, Airtel Nigeria also announced a major upgrade and overhaul of its network infrastructure nationwide in a move to ensure its customers continue to enjoy the best experience on voice calls and mobile Internet services.

As part of the exercise, Airtel upgraded all its 2G and 3G sites to 4G to deliver expansive mobile broadband and a flawless voice call experience.

Airtel noted that it is committed to supporting the Federal Government agenda of increasing and expanding the penetration of broadband in the country.

MEANWHILE, Airtel reaffirmed its commitment to supporting talented Nigerians in the creative industry, as well as sponsoring platforms that will inspire them to realise their full potential and achieve their dreams.

The company said this commitment has informed its sponsorship of the 15th edition of The Headies music awards, a prominent and internationally recognised award platform, which held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on September 4 2022.

Commenting on Airtel’s sponsorship of the award, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Godfrey Efeurhobo, said the company is passionate about talented Nigerians and will always go the extra mile to support credible platforms that will help surface, recognize, and celebrate talented artistes.