It was all way to Ibadan in Oyo state when Airtel Nigeria finally launched its first 4G LTE mobile network service. Interestingly, the telcom company has chosen Ibadan the capital city of Oyo State Nigeria, and not the usual suspects — Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt — for this launch.
The announcement was made yesterday at an event in Ibadan, where Airtel CEO, Segun Ogunsanya confirmed that the telcom company will be rolling out to other cities across the country “in the coming months”.
The service is said to be available almost everywhere in Ibadan on 4G enabled devices like smartphones, Universal 4G Modems and other digital devices.
Launching new services in less populated cities appears to be a trend, especially among mobile networks. Ibadan was the city of choice for Smile to launch its pioneering 4G service.
To access 4G LTE on Airtel, existing subscribers are required to do a SIM swap at any of Airtel’s retail outlets in Ibadan. New subscribers can just purchase a SIM. In both cases, Airtel has promised to gift 4GB of data plus an additional 25% data bonus, for the next three months, for plans above ₦500.
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