Smile expands LTE network to three new cities

8 Mar 2016

Smile Communications Nigeria, the local unit of Mauritius-based pan-African telecoms group Smile Telecoms Holdings, has expanded coverage of its 4G LTE network to the cities of Kaduna, Onitsha and Asaba, local newspaper the Daily Trust reports. The company first launched commercial services in Lagos and Ibadan in 2013, before widening its 800MHz LTE network to Abuja and Port Harcourt in October 2014 and Benin City in November last year. ‘Our goal is to provide Nigerian broadband internet users with speed, quality, reliability and simplicity,’ commented Smile’s chief marketing officer, Alero Ladipo.

Founded in 2007, Smile Telecoms Holdings owns and operates 800MHz LTE networks in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, and plans to launch services in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this year, as well as roll out voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology in all of its markets.