23 Aug 2013
Nigerian wireless broadband provider Spectranet has announced the launch of commercial LTE services in Lagos, local newspaper THIS DAY reports. Existing customers will be migrated from the company’s WiMAX network to the new LTE platform, which currently offers maximum download speeds of up to 4Mbps. LTE services will be expanded to Abuja, Ibadan and other states in the near future. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Spectranet won a 2.3GHz spectrum licence in May 2009 and went on to launch a commercial WiMAX network in Lagos in October 2011. In September 2012 DragonWave announced that Spectranet had selected its Horizon product family to deliver high capacity, 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul networks. The operator rolled out DragonWave’s Compact Plus and Quantum products to backhaul internet, voice and data services.