Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G LTE (long term evolution device) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in Anambra state.
According to a statement by the telecommunications provider, the 4G service was launched on Wednesday.
Representing Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer, Airtel, during the launch, Dapo Dosunmu, regional operations director, south region, said the switch to an upgraded 4G network will “boost trade and commerce, empower entrepreneurs, improve productivity, enhance personal effectiveness and enable telecoms consumers to connect to their dreams”.
“Today, we are unveiling our 4G service in Onitsha, Awka, Amawbia, Nkpor, Obosi, Ogidi, Ogbunike, Umuoji, Nsugbe, Onitsha and Nnewi. With this launch, we will power people, businesses and aid governance through technology,” the statement quoted Dosunmu as saying.
“Specifically, our 4G launch in Onitsha will help boost commerce and also provide entrepreneurs a veritable platform to connect with more stakeholders.”
Commending Airtel for the launch, Nkem Okeke, deputy governor of Anambra, said: “This event calls for celebration as Airtel’s current upgrading and modernizing of its network infrastructure across manor cities has come into Onitsha, the major commercial city in Anambra state.
“It is my sincere hope that the Board and Management of Airtel will continue to be committed to the empowerment of Nigerians in general and Ndi Anambra in particular; advancing the telecommunications’ infrastructure that stimulates accelerated economic activities across all sectors as well as provide affordable and reliable mobile network to your teeming customers.”
Earlier in the year, Airtel unveiled its 4G LTE services in Ibadan and Abuja.