MTN Nigeria on Wednesday said it had turned on the 5G spectrum in Nigeria with 20,000 subscribers.
THE telecoms giant, MTN announced on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, that it has initiated a trial run of its 5G technology in the country, with Lagos and six other Nigerian cities targeted for a start, before the launch of the service proper.
The trial states, which are Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja, Maiduguri, Kano and Owerri, will start a test run of the MTN 5G services.
The telecoms giant also said potential users can pre-order a home broadband device to experience internet “downloads in seconds, not minutes.”
“2G brought us SMS and picture messaging,” MTN CFO Modupe Kadiri said in a post. “3G was about mobile internet access. 4G made streaming and sharing a part of everyday life. 5G delivers the future and it’s here – higher internet speeds, downloads without delay, near-instant connection when streaming, using apps, loading websites, playing games, or connecting to smart home devices.
“So today we started another phase in our journey to Brighten the lives of our esteemed subscribers. Yes today we turned on the 5G spectrum and kicked off our 5G pilot. 20,000 customers with enabled devices can now try out our next-generation network where coverage is available. So seeing 5G on your phone? It means you’re part of the pilot. Welcome to the wonder of 5G!”