Airtel Nigeria has rolled out its 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution Service) in Onitsha, Awka, Nnewi and other major cities and towns in Anambra to boost trade and commerce.
Speaking at the launch in Onitsha on Thursday, Mr Segun Ogunsanya, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, said it would empower entrepreneurs, improve productivity and enhance personal effectiveness in the areas.
Ogunsanya said the 4G roll-out was Airtel’s commitment to empower more Nigerians, stimulate economic activities across all sectors as well as provide unfettered access to affordable and reliable mobile Internet services.
“Today, we are unveiling our 4G service in Onitsha, Awka, Amawbia, Nkpor, Obosi, Ogidi, Ogbunike, Umuoji, Nsugbe, Onitsha and Nnewi.
“With this launch, we will empower people, businesses and aid governance through technology.
“Specifically, our 4G launch in Onitsha will help to boost commerce and also provide entrepreneurs a veritable platform to connect with more stakeholders,” he said.
Ogunsanya was represented by Mr Dapo Dosunmu, Regional Operations Director, South Region.
Also, the Deputy Governor of Anambra, Dr Nkem Okeke, commended Airtel Nigeria for modernising its network infrastructure in the state.
“This event calls for celebration as Airtel’s current upgrading and modernising of its network infrastructure across major cities has come into Onitsha, the major commercial city in Anambra.
“It is my sincere hope that the Board and Management of Airtel will continue to be committed to the empowerment of Nigerians in general and Ndi Anambra in particular,” Okeke said.
The deputy governor urged the firm to advance the telecommunications’ infrastructure to stimulate accelerated economic activities across all sectors as well as provide affordable and reliable mobile network to teeming customers.
According to report, Airtel had unveiled its 4G LTE services in Ibadan and Abuja earlier in the year.
Airtel Nigeria, came into existence in 2001 as Econet Wireless Nigeria, then one of the three companies that won the GSM license auction with others being MTN Nigeria and MTEL.