MTN plans to roll out 4G LTE services to Selected Nigerian States in July


MTN will be launching its 4G LTE Network in selected
Nigerian cities in July. They are going to do this by using the 800MHz
frequency they secured from CDMA network, Visafone earlier this year. At the end of
this year, they should have about 1,500 LTE sites transmitted with fibre
optics cables.
According to MTN CEO, Mr. Ferdinand Moolman, Visafone subscribers
will port to the MTN network so they can clean up their
frequency and launch the LTE services.

The chosen cities for this launch have been selected as a result of
MTN’s analysis of data usage across the country. They haven’t disclosed what cities these are so we’ll just have to wait and
While it’s great that a top Telecommunications mobile network is releasing LTE services in
Nigeria, I’m just wondering why they didn’t release this
earlier. Nigeria is definitely one of their largest markets but it seems they
Think quite low about us.

MTN already launched LTE services in other
countries like Cameroon Rwanda and Uganda when Nigeria has more MTN subscribers than the 3 countries put together, they've finally “decided” to launch here.

I know, maybe the whole friction & feud with the NCC left MTN a bit sore,
but still. I’m just wondering if this has to do with the launch of Ntel which launched their LTE service in April , and they don’t want to
be left behind. Other Networks will have to join Soon to keep up with the pace. This will probably mark the evolution of 4g in Nigeria

Let’s see how MTN pulls
this off, shall we?

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