4G LTE networks in Nigeria are still very much a novelty, but the number of networks keep increasing. This page is regularly updated to keep the information on available LTE networks up to date. This page lists the 4G networks in Nigeria and their LTE frequency bands and more:
List of 4G LTE networks in Nigeria
|Network||LTE Band||Max Speed||Misc. Info|
|9mobile 4G (formerly Etisalat)||3(1800)||25-100Mbps||
|Airtel 4G||3(1800)||35 – 40 Mbps||
|Glo 4G||28(700); 3(1800)||
|Ntel 4G||8(900) / 3(1800)||230 Mbps||
|Spectranet 4G||40(2300)||21 Mbps||
|Swift 4G||40(2300)||21 Mbps||
|MTN HyNet LTE||42(3500)||10 Mbps||
|VDT LTE||Up to 100 Mbps||
A few 4G LTE facts
While LTE offers theoretical maximum speeds of up to 150 Mbps, the global average that users experience is less than 10 Mbps. The ten largest US cities all get less than 10Mbps in average download speeds. One report puts the average download speeds of the following US LTE networks as follows: T-Mobile: 11.2 Mbps, AT&T: 8.9 Mbps and Verizon: 7.6 Mbps. So, if your LTE network delivers an average of 5 to 7 Mbps, you are doing good actually.
With those speeds, streaming media and downloading all but the heaviest files is a breeze.
Real Life 4G LTE Speeds
I haven’t used any other LTE network besides Smile 4G, and I regularly get 7 Mbps to 18 Mbps speeds depending on time and location. On a few occasions, though, I have gotten speeds around 5 Mbps, and there have been periods of service failure, but generally, the experience has been good.
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Run Your 4G LTE Speed Tests
If you are using any of the above 4G LTE networks, you can run a speed test and post your results in the comments section below. Actually, the more tests you run, the better. Have fun, and thanks for contributing.
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