MTN Nigeria announced commencement of 4G LTE services some months ago. I was one of the early adopters and found it fairly good. However, in the last few weeks, that Y’hello 4G LTE network seems to have gone AWOL. Everywhere I have gone, I am no longer able to find and use MTN’s 4G network.
At the office; gone. At home; gone. At other locations in Lagos that I have been; gone. MTN 4G seems to be gone.
Others are reporting similar experiences too. Fred tweeted this yesterday:
— Frederick AKINRELERE (@FredAkinrelere) December 29, 2016
This morning, I needed to make use of it again and switched to 4G network mode. Nada. Zilch. MTN 4G network is still gone.
As I have said before, the quality of service issues that internet service providers (ISPs) in Nigeria are known for is still very much a regular feature. You know the drill: start out great, then proceed to water down the service till it is but a shadow of what it should be. Nothing has changed.
But a situation where a network disappears for prolonged periods of time is unacceptable. Plus, there has been no notice to subscribers explaining anything. No; not acceptable. Perhaps, MTN cannot be depended on to provide reliable 4G internet service. At least, from my end here.
Or perhaps MTN Nigeria have turned off their 4G LTE network. Only one way to tell. If you use MTN 4G, please share what your experience with it has been like in the last few weeks.
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.