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Smile deepens network capability for optimum usage

Premier 4G LTE Broadband service provider Smile Nigeria has just completed the latest upgrade of its Core Network Expansion (CNE).

The group said in a statement that the move was to give vent to the practice of regular upgrade of its network capability.

This upgrade is significant in its far reaching modernization of the Smile Network leading to increased capacity which will enable Smile to serve more customers and improve the experience of existing customers.

Throwing more light on the upgrade, AkinolaAlayoku, Chief Technical Officer of Smile, commented that the Radio Network Expansion commenced in January 2021. He also added that the expansion will greatly improve the internet experienceof customers on theSmile network giving them SuperFast internet experience.

According to Abhulime Ehiagwina, acting Managing Director of Smile Nigeria, “the upgrade was strategically timed to coincide with the period of high traffic on the network”. He disclosed that the CNEaligns with Smile’s global vision and mission to be the mobile broadband provider of choice in allmarkets, whilst enabling its customers to do and achieve more. He further enthused that having the best network in its class “is something we have a passion for, and we are excited about this latest upgrade as it will enable us to redouble efforts towards providingcontinued access to SuperFast, SuperReliable and affordable 4GLTE services to all Nigerians”.

Speaking on the upgrade, Abdul Hafeez, Chief Marketing Officer of Smile, noted that the network upgrade reaffirms “Smile’s commitment to creating opportunities that will enable our customers to enjoy the best broadband internet experience by providing differentiating solutions that will enrich their lives”. Explaining further, Hafeez said that the upgrade was done “partly with the aim of enhancing overall quality of service on the Smile network,to extend connectivity and access to the internet to more Nigerians, and to make quality internet access more affordable and empower our customersto do more and succeed in their respective endeavors”.

Delighted by the development, a cross section of Smile subscribers have confirmed the remarkable improvement that the upgrade has engendered.John Okosun, a Lagos-based Company Executive, is among the numerous Smile subscribers pleased by the upgrade. He confirmed being on the Smile Network for about five years and applauded the company for “lots of new ideas and new ways to deliver what customers really need, super-fast internet that you can manage and use to improve your business or your experiences at home”.  For Hassan Umaru, an Abuja-based Civil Servant is happy with the “fast pace and reliability of the Smile network”.To Dagogo Whyte, an entrepreneur in Port Harcourt, Smile’s constant upgrade of this network continue to set it apart from the others. To him, “it is thumbs up for Smile for always thinking right and doing the right thing”.

Acclaimed as the pioneer of 4G LTE technology in West Africa, Smile Nigeria is famous for continuously enhancing services to beat the existing industry benchmark and expand on the existing market offers in a bid to provide real value adding products and services.

About Smile Communications Nigeria Limited

Smile launched the first 4G LTE network in West Africa in Nigeria in 2014 revolutionizing the way people access the internet. Customers in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Benin City, Kaduna, Onitsha and Asaba can now experience the country’s most reliable, SuperFast 4G LTE mobile broadband services, and also enjoy SuperClear voice calls, video calls and SMSs from their one SmileData bundle.

Smile was the first to launch VoLTE on its network and has continued with its innovation, having introduced SmileVoice, which is a free mobile app that enables customers with any Android or Apple handset (including those which are not VoLTE-enabled) to make SuperClear voice calls over Smile’s 4G LTE networks. Please visit for more information