Airtel will launch its 5G network services within the next week. With the scheduled launch, more Nigerians will have access to 5G services in the country in the near future.
The telecommunications provider guarantees its subscribers speeds up to one hundred times quicker than 4G, ultra-low latency, and expanded network capacity.
This announcement comes six months after it purchased 100MHz of spectrum in the 3500MHz band and 2x5MHz of spectrum in the 2600MHz band for $316.7 million from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Airtel, which has 60 million subscribers in Nigeria and a market penetration of 27% as of April, stated that it would use the acquisition to enhance the quality of its 4G network and launch 5G. Additionally, in May, Airtel Nigeria renewed its 3G license, which now expires in 2032.
In a tweet, the telecommunications provider informed its customers that 5G would soon be available.Are you prepared for Airtel 5G?
Already, on Monday, June 19 in Lagos, the telecommunications company will brief the media on its 5G deployment strategy.
With Airtel Nigeria’s anticipated 5G deployment, it will join MTN Nigeria, which launched its 5G services in August 2022 and has since expanded its network to approximately 13 cities and activated over 700 sites.
We will provide an update as soon as it is known in which state the dissemination will begin.