Telecoms giant Airtel Nigeria has partnered with ZTE, Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment/systems Company to launch 4G (fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria.
Announcing the service rollout, Airtel said in December, 2012, it became the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial in Lagos in line with its commitment to pioneer innovation and lead a mobile Internet revolution in Nigeria.
Commenting on the partnership with ZTE, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, said, “This is a new dawn for mobile Internet in Nigeria. Airtel and ZTE’s collaboration to roll out 4G service pan Nigeria will dramatically improve mobile Internet experience for telecoms consumers across the country.
“Indeed, Airtel is committed to strengthening its position as a true pioneer of innovation in the Nigerian telecommunications domain, as this is in line with our overall corporate vision of becoming the mobile Internet service provider of first choice for every Nigerian.”
Also speaking on the planned 4G deployment across Nigeria, Regional VP of ZTE Corporation, Mr. Zhang Ruigang commented: “As a reliable partner, ZTE will cooperate with Airtel Nigeria to build the first-class 4G LTE network, and provide the best long term service to Airtel Nigeria.”