Airtel completes 4G LTE trial in Lagos, Nigeria

Telecom Lead Africa: Airtel Nigeria has announced the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve center of Nigeria.

Rajan Swaroop, chief executive officer and managing director of Airtel Nigeria

With the successful completion of the first 4G LTE trial in Lagos, Airtel says it is ready for test in the other major cities across the country including Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Lagos trial threw up exciting results as data users could open up simultaneous HD Videos on Youtube without buffering.  Download speed, under ideal conditions was 37 Megabits per Second (Mbps), while under non ideal conditions, was 32 Mbps; Upload speed was – 10.6 Mbps.

Measurement under non ideal condition was done using

Speaking on the success of the trial, Rajan Swaroop, chief executive officer and managing director of Airtel Nigeria, said Airtel 4G LTE trial in Lagos is in line with its overall corporate vision of becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians.

“At Airtel, we pride ourselves as leaders and we are passionate about continuously creating the next innovation to empower telecoms consumers and enrich the lives of our customers across the country. In the coming weeks, we shall take this success story to other parts of the country so that Nigerians will benefit from this innovation when finally unveiled,” said Swaroop.

In February this year, Airtel Nigeria took a significant step to deepen its network capacity and quality when it announced the roll-out of widest 3.75G services  across the 36 States in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Airtel recently appointed Segun Ogunsanya as the chief executive officer of Airtel Networks, Nigeria.

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