MTN NigeriaÂ has announcedÂ that theyâ€™ve begun to test their 4G LTE service through their subsidiary, Visafone.
Weâ€™ve been expecting MTNâ€™s 4G service in Nigeria for a while now, especially since theyacquired a 10-year 2.6GHz frequency spectrum band last month. But it seems we (or at least most of us) are going toÂ wait a little bit more.
According to the press release,Â only Visafone subscribersÂ on the 800 MHz band have access to this 4G LTE service test. Which is not surprising seeing as MTNâ€™s 4G LTE is facilitated by theÂ 800MHz frequency they secured from Visafone earlier this year.
According to Richard Iweanoge (General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN Nigeria), â€œWhen we roll-out fully, especially with our 2.6 GHz spectrum, the launch will help to enhance customer experience for our over 60 million subscribers, while ensuring greater coverage, access, affordability and ultimately a smart lifestyle for everyone.â€Â So yeah, hang in there, everybody.