Encyclopedia of Nigeria’s telecoms industry

MTS First Wireless

MTS First Wireless was the first telephone company that was licensed to offer wireless service in the country. It was licensed in Nigeria to provide Wireless Telephony Services, National Long Distance Communications Services, International Gateway Services and Internet Services.

In February 2004, MTS First Wireless launched its CDMA2000 1X wireless network. Like all CDMA operators in Nigeria, it eventually fell on hard times and went under.

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