Mobitel launched their 4G broadband service in Nigeria in October 2010. The service provider claims that speeds start at 1MB and can potentially hit 100Mbps for Homes and Offices.
This is a bold claim, and if true, Nigerians now have access to true broadband internet service at very affordable prices. First consider that all Mobitel service plans have an unlimited Data Cap. Then take a look at the available devices and plans:
Mobitel 4G Access Lite
Price: N4,990 – Monthly Subscription of N10,000 (1Mbps); N15,000 (2Mbps)
Mobitel 4G Access Aura
This is a portable mobile device that connects multiple users with WiFi enabled devices. It is perfect for office situations where workers are equipped with Wi-fi-enabled smartphones, tablets and PCs.
Price: N14,990 – Monthly Subscription of N15,000 (2Mbps); N30,000 (3Mbps)
Mobitel 4G Access Premium
This plan has two options. The first is a slim self-standing access device with two data ports, two voice ports and WiFi – perfect for use within the entire home or for small offices. The other has only 1 data and voice ports.
Price starting from N7,990 – Monthly Subscription of N10,000 (1Mbps) ; N15,000 (2Mbps); N30,000 (3Mbps)
There is also a solution for enterprise/corporate users.
Coverage is currently limited to Lagos.
The above speeds at the prices being offered are certainly groundbreaking here in Nigeria. I will be getting my hands on one of the above devices this week and will give the Mobitel service a spin. You can expect my review, of course.
Are you using one already? What has your experience been? What are your thoughts? Do share!
In the meantime, should you want more information, visit the Mobitel Nigeria website.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.