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Etisalat joins others, rolls out 4G LTE services


Etisalat has unveiled its tailor-made 4G LTE with promises to deliver the best to Nigerian subscribers.

The Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, who announced the new service roll-out, said the latest offering demonstrates the telecoms unwavering commitment to deliver superior customer experience to its subscribers.

“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,” he said.

Willsher said the Etisalat 4G LTE service offers a seamless experience because unlike other global system for mobile communication (GSM) networks, Etisalat customers do not have to go through the inconvenience of executing a SIM swap before they can enjoy 4G LTE since all Etisalat subscribers identity modules (SIMs) are already LTE enabled. He noted in addition that Etisalat’s 4G LTE network supports the widest range of LTE devices so many subscribers can immediately enjoy the benefits of LTE.

On the significance of the new service, Willsher said the launch of the latest service was an important milestone for both Etisalat and the telecoms industry in Nigeria because the benefits of the new service which include clearer voice calls, increased access to faster and qualitative internet service and great value for money, are fundamental to achieving inclusion in the 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,” he added.

As it is now, all GSM telecoms service providers in Nigeria now ride on 4G Long Term Evolution (4G LTE). Few days after Glo and MTN unveiled their platforms, Etisalat launched its mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) service into the Nigerian market.

But whereas observers say the speed of deployment of 4G will deepen the cold war on data revolution amongst operators, subscribers will be in for the better.