Globacom launches 4G LTE in six Nigerian cities

05 October 2016 |


Nigerian provider Globacom has launched 4G-LTE in six Nigerian cities, ahead of its rivals, with Lagos and others to follow soon.

Globacom confirmed that 4G LTE services were now launched but only available in; Benin, Eket, Jos, Warri, Yola and Zaria. He said Lagos and other cities would follow soon.

MTN Nigeria carried out a nationwide roll-out of 4G LTE services just last week.

Globacom is therefore only the third mobile network in Nigeria to activate 4G LTE, after nTel and MTN.

The announcement was made via the telco’s official Twitter account earlier. According to local press reports, Globacom’s prices are the most competitive on the market so far. Some local reports also claim that Etisalat will soon be upgrading its network.

Globacom’s Head of Corporate Sales,  Kamaldeen Shonibare, said: “We are pleased to once again play a leading role in empowering Nigerians with world class data services, helping to close the digital divide. In the last one and a half years, the people of this great country have repeatedly spoken by making Globacom the largest data network in new subscriptions. The best we can do for our people who believe in us and made us their number one data network is to give them the best technology. What we are offering is the new speed of life.”