Airtel Nigeria on Wednesday formally launched its 4G LTE Network in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
While speaking at the launch which took place at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, stated that the telco now has the best and widest 4G network coverage in the country.
Ogunsanya revealed that the Airtel 4G network now covers over 60 major cities and towns in Nigeria across many states.
“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 also noted that the Airtel 4G launch in Lagos “serves as a glowing testimony of our commitment to partner and empower the good people of Lagos, a truly cosmopolitan state where dreams come true.”
“The good news is that Airtel 4G will help everyone in Lagos to do more and achieve more, regardless of status and location,” Ogunsanya added.
“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.
According to Ogunsanya, the Airtel 4G LTE “will accelerate economic and commercial activities; it will boost personal and professional productivity; it will help in creating more entrepreneurs; it will offer the youth a big leverage to express their creativity and talent; it will improve the overall quality of life and connect more people to their dreams.”
The company had on the 13th of February, 2018, recorded a major milestone with the pioneer roll-out of its 4G network in Ibadan to the delight of many Nigerians who live in the ancient city.
Airtel on May 4, 2018, it unveiled its 4G service in Abuja, while on the 19th and 25th of September, it announced the launch of its 4G service in Anambra and Delta state.
Ogunsanya and the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, on the 27th of September, formally unveiled the Airtel 4G service in Port Harcourt.