Airtel partners ZTE to roll out 4G service across Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria; 22 ND April, 2017: Nigeria’s leading mobile Internet service provider, Airtel Networks Limited, has announced a strategic partnership with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment/systems Company and world leader in mobile Internet hardware and solutions, to launch 4G (fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria.
In December, 2012, Airtel became the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, in line with its commitment to pioneer innovation and lead a mobile Internet revolution in Nigeria.
Commenting on the partnership with ZTE, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said, “This is a new dawn for mobile Internet in Nigeria. Airtel and ZTE’s collaboration to roll out 4G service pan Nigeria will dramatically improve mobile Internet experience for telecoms consumers across the country.
4G LTE is a truly global mobile phone standard for advanced mobile broadband. Airtel’s 4G LTE will aim to offer users faster, more reliable mobile broadband internet for devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops.