While everyone’s attention has been on MTN, Ntel and InterC, Etisalat Nigeria has been quietly building their own 4G LTE network. And now, that network is live though not open to the public yet. Thanks to a tip-off from @habeebpain, have a sneak look at Etisalat 4G network when we ran a network search on our phone:
Etisalat 4G? How?
We do know that the NCC has not issued 4G licenses to GSM mobile operators in the country. MTN Nigeria had to acquire Visafone to get their hands on the necessary license to deploy 4G service. We wonder who/what Etisalat was able to corner/acquire to pull this off.
The year of 4G LTE mobile
But hey! This is an awesome development. The more, the merrier. Indeed, 2016 is turning out to be the year of 4G LTE mobile in Nigeria, as listed in my April article, What to expect from the Nigerian mobile market in 2016.
4G LTE is a technology that delivers (in theory) faster speeds than 3G technologies do. 4G LTE promises theoretical maximum speeds of up to 150 Mbps.