Airtel Partners ZTE to Rollout 4G Services

Segun Ogunsanya, CEO, Airtel Nigeria

Airtel Networks Limited has gone into strategic partnership with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment/systems company to launch 4G (fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria.
Breaking the news about the partnership, the partnership with ZTE, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, described it as a new dawn for mobile Internet in Nigeria saying that Airtel and ZTE’s collaboration to roll out 4G service pan Nigeria will dramatically improve mobile Internet experience for telecoms consumers across the country.
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.
“Indeed, Airtel is committed to strengthening its position as a true pioneer of innovation in the Nigerian telecommunications domain, as this is in line with our overall corporate vision of becoming the mobile Internet service provider of first choice for every Nigerian”, he said.
Regional VP of ZTE Corporation, Mr. Zhang Ruigang commented that as a reliable partner, ZTE will cooperate with Airtel Nigeria to build the first-class 4G LTE network, and provide the best long term service to Airtel Nigeria.
He said that the 4G LTE is a truly global mobile phone standard for advanced mobile broadband, and that Airtel’s 4G LTE will aim to offer users faster, more reliable mobile broadband Internet for devices like smartphones, tablets and laptops.


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