Airtel formally launches 4G that works in Nigeria
Airtel Nigeria formally launched its 4G network in Lagos state on Wednesday, following launch of the network in several parts of the country.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports Airtel Nigeria first launched its 4G network coverage in the country in the city of Ibadan February this year.
Airtel’s CEO & MD, Mr. Segun Ogunsanya said the telco hopes to empower Lagosians, and indeed Nigerians with the largest and best 4G network coverage that works in the country.
Since the first launch in Ibadan, Airtel has also launched the 4G network in cities in Rivers State, including capital of the state, Port Harcourt; Warri, Onitsha, Asaba, amongst others, before proceeding to Lagos.
With the Lagos launch, Airtel 4G network is now live in the federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja; Delta, Anambra, Kaduna and Akwa Ibom states, with Airtel promising to further expand the network coverage across the country.
Speaking at the launch in Lagos, Mr. Ogunsanya made the promise of Airtel expanding the coverage, stressing that the Nigeria foremost telecoms firm hopes to empower more Nigerians by launching 4G coverage for other states in the country soon.
“Airtel’s 4G network is now in over 60 major cities and towns in Nigeria across different States, making Airtel the network with the widest and largest 4G coverage in the country,” he said.
He said Airtel is stamping it’s authority as truely Nigeria’s telco with the largest network coverage with the launch of its 4G network coverage across the length and breadth of the federation.
“This launch serve as a great testimony of our commitment to empower Airtel users across Nigeria. We began building the largest 4G network in Nigeria early 2018, and since then, we have established our footprint in Ibadan, Abuja, Delta, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna and Lagos.
“Our aim is to empower every Nigerian with the power of fast Internet connectivity. The good news is that Airtel 4G will help everyone in Lagos to do more and achieve more, regardless of status and location.
“With fast mobile Internet, a young professional will be able to use his map to understand the traffic network, plan and connect with the right people.
“The tailor will be able to take measurement through video calls; the fish seller will be able to share photos and short videos of his current stock. Ditto every other person.
“Indeed, 4G comes with tons of benefits and the possibilities are endless: it will accelerate economic and commercial activities,” Ogunsanya said.
The Airtel boss said the company’s target was to cover 100 cities by the end of March 2019.