MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has said it plans to increase the number of 5G sites deployed in Nigeria to 580 at the end of this year.
The telecommunications company, which became the first mobile network operator to roll out 5G network in Nigeria in September, said it continued to advance its home broadband strategy with the commercial launch of the 5G network.
“5G provides the foundation on which future network performance will be built and puts MTN Nigeria at the forefront of delivering technological advancements in the country,” it said in a statement announcing its financial results for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2022.
The telco said it deployed 8230 4G sites and 218 5G sites, representing 84.4 percent of sites deployed during the period.
“In Q4 2022, we plan to reach 80 percent 4G population coverage, deploy additional 362 5G sites and bring 5G to smartphones,” it said.
“The 5G technology extends the capacity of our data network. It delivers higher speeds and lower latency, supporting our home broadband strategy and unlocking many new use cases for consumers and enterprises.”