One of Nigeria’s fastest growing telecommunication company, Etisalat has launched its mobile Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) service in Nigeria, following the footsteps of rival service providers, GLO and MTN.
GLO early last week rolled out the country’s first nationwide mobile 4GLTE network, while MTN followed suit later in the week.
Announcing the launch, the Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, said that the new service demonstrates the company’s commitment in delivering superior customer experience to its subscribers.
He said: “The 4G LTE technology offers our customers increased access to high speed data and quality voice services real time. With the new technology, our customers will enjoy efficient broadband internet and uninterrupted connectivity to clearer voice calls, increased access to online streaming and ultra-high definition videos.”
Willsher noted that unlike other GSM networks, Etisalat customers do not need to go through the rigorous process of executing a sim swap before the 4G LTE since all Etisalat SIMs are already LTE enabled.
He further explained that Etisalat’s 4G LTE network supports the widest range of Long Term Evolution devices, thus subscribers can enjoy the benefits of LTE instantly.
Willsher said the launch of the latest service was an important milestone for both Etisalat and the telecommunication industry in Nigeria because it will be instrumental in achieving a fast-growing global digital economy.
“We are in a knowledge-based economy and more than ever before, efficient telecommunication is being globally acknowledged as an enabler of economic and social growth. For us at Etisalat, our passion is to be at the forefront of promoting a vibrant economy for Nigeria by leading the digital revolution. Hence, the 4G LTE service that we have just launched reaffirms our commitment to this cause,” he added.
Willsher expressed delight that the launch of the 4G LTE service will help in Nigeria’s quest to achieve 30 percent national broadband penetration by 2018