Broadband and internet in Nigeria are seeing a massive boost over the years as the country targets to achieve a broadband penetration of 30% by the year 2018. In line with this, MTN Nigeria has officially unveiled it’s 4G LTE broadband service in the country. This makes them the second telecom provider to do so in Nigeria after Glo, which launched theirs a few weeks ago.
The new MTN 4G which had been operational for the past four weeks promises to bring to their subscribers optimized wireless 4G broadband and high-speed browsing experience which is the fastest and most futuristic mobile internet access available in Nigeria today.
Speaking at the launch of this significant milestone, the Chief Operations Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mohammed Siddiqui said the deployment of MTN 4G LTE will go beyond improving browsing experience across Nigeria to helping to achieve the country’s targeted 30% broadband penetration by 2018.
He said “We are excited to officially roll-out MTN 4G LTE services to our esteemed customers. By leveraging on our network, it promises to be the widest LTE coverage in Nigeria. With the acquisition of the 2.6GHZ spectrum earlier this year, our objective was clear: to build capacity to accommodate 4G LTE for the benefit of Nigerians because it is the fastest wireless internet connection available today. In fulfilling that objective, we have embarked on aggressive optimization of our sites to beef up our capacity for 4G LTE,”
Presently, MTN’s 4G LTE service is not available throughout the country. If you are a subscriber in Abuja, Lagos or Port Harcourt, you can visit a MTN Customer Service Center to upgrade your SIM card to a U-SIM to begin enjoying the 4G LTE services. However plans are said to be underway to expand the 4G LTE service to other parts of the country.
MTN’s 4G LTE Broadband service also comes with a Mi-Fi device that can be purchased at the nearest MTN Customer Service Center. A Mi-Fi device or a mobile Wi-Fi device functions as a modem that allows you to connect more one wireless device to use it’s internet connection.