One of the top telecom firms in Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, has today announced the opening of its 5G network. The 5G service will initially be made accessible in four states: Lagos, Ogun, Abuja, and Rivers, according to Femi Oshinlaja, the Chief Commercial Officer of Airtel Nigeria. Over time, the service will expand to additional cities throughout the nation
With this launch, Airtel joins the ranks of MTN and Mafab Communications, who had already launched their own 5G networks, in the battle to install 5G networks in Nigeria.
Regarding the 5G network
Airtel Nigeria will use the 3.5GHz spectrum to roll out its 5G service, delivering faster speeds and lower latency, ultimately improving the customer experience. The 2600MHz frequency will also be used to increase the network’s capacity.
Following the development of 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, 5G technology represents the fifth generation of mobile network technology.
With remarkable features like ultrafast download speeds of up to 50Gbps, high-quality streaming, low latency, increased availability, improved reliability, higher performance, and stable connectivity, this global wireless standard aims to connect a variety of gadgets, machines, and objects.
An important turning point in Nigeria’s telecom development has been reached with the launch of Airtel’s 5G network. This development will boost Nigeria’s telecoms industry by providing clients in the chosen states with greater connection and user experiences.
A subsidiary of Airtel Africa Plc, a primary Pan-African telecommunications provider with operations in 14 nations across Africa, is Airtel Network Limited.