In what may look like the war of the 4G networks, MTN now says it’s also rolling out its own 4G service nationally. At an event last week in Abuja, MTN’s COO Mohammed Siddiqui who represented CEO Ferdi Moolman said with the acquisition of the 2.6GHz earlier this year, their objective was to bring fast internet to a country that has set a target of 30 percent broadband coverage by 2018.
Broadband coverage in Nigeria currently stands at 10 percent but with MTN and Glo out with their nationwide service, we hear Etisalat is going to come out with a similar announcement soon and then there’s Airtel. nTel which is relatively new to this space also launched this year with a focus on data which looks like the new business battleground even as Nigeria has achieved a near 100 percent voice penetration at the moment.
Glo announced its own plans last week too. Welcome to the 4G era Nigeria and lets the war begin between the titans.
I hate to break this to you though, the world is now looking towards 5G and you can read all about that here.