5G commercial launch will transform businesses in Nigeria, says MTN CEO

Karl Olukotun Toriola, CEO of MTN Nigeria, described the recent commercial launch of 5G mobile technology as a revolutionary step towards transforming business operations in Nigeria. “5G will revolutionize the way we live and MTN Nigeria is the first technology organization to make it available to Nigerians.”

According to him, advanced 5G technology promises to extend the range and capacity of MTN’s data network in Nigeria and enable faster speeds and lower latency, giving customers near-instant access to the things they care about and downloads. that take seconds, instead of minutes. .

“With MTN’s 5G commercial launch, leveraging the largest dedicated 5G spectrum in Africa, Nigeria will join a handful of African countries that have deployed 5G. To experience 5G, you can order MTN routers from your nearest MTN service center or visit the MTN Nigeria website to order 5G-enabled routers for home delivery,” said Toriola.

He said that Nigeria will see rapid expansion of 5G coverage across the country in major population centers in the near future. He noted that the company aims to launch the network in another six cities, including Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Kano, Owerri and Maiduguri.

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According to him, to access the 5G network and enjoy its benefits, customers would need compatible devices such as routers and mobile phones, which can be pre-ordered at designated MTN stores and online through the MTN Nigeria website. and email. market. Pre-ordered devices may be picked up or delivered to customers at designated locations.

Adia Sowho, Marketing Director of MTN Nigeria, highlighted the evolution of mobile network technology from 2G to 5G. She did a speed test demo that showed live the difference between 4G and 5G. “With 5G you can download more than a gigabyte per second! Talk about speed.”

Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice President of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in his speech congratulated MTN Nigeria for achieving this great feat and assured Nigerians that the launch of 5G will mark the beginning of economic growth.

He said the development will improve mobile broadband services and the regulator will monitor the quality of services offered to subscribers.

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