MTN Nigeria Communications Plc says it has rolled out 588 5G sites across the country and brought the network to iPhones.
Last year, the telecommunications company became the first mobile network operator to launch a 5G network in Nigeria, providing coverage in key cities in the six geopolitical regions.
“Since its commercial launch in September 2022, we have rolled out 588 sites and brought the 5G network to 5G-enabled smartphones, starting with iPhone users,” it said.
MTN said following the commercial launch of its 5G network, it deployed 5G routers, “delivering higher speeds and lower latency and creating experiences that position MTN as the broadband service provider of choice”.
“We are excited about the potential new use cases 5G technology will unlock for enterprises as well as consumers, as we pursue our home broadband strategy and bring 5G to smartphones,” the telco said.
It said it would continue accelerating 4G and 5G coverage to accommodate the demand for data while pursuing its home broadband strategy to capture a significant share of market growth.
“We plan to achieve 83 percent 4G population coverage in FY 2023 while continuing to roll out additional 5G sites and bring the 5G network experience to more smartphone users,” MTN added.