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EXCLUSIVE: Report shows level of Telcos’ 4G LTE mobile network coverage in Nigeria

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The latest National Independent Wireless Broadband Quality Reporting (NIWBQR) report has revealed the state of Fourth Generation, Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) coverage in Nigeria.

“In Nigeria, Airtel began the deployment of 4G networks in February and reported coverage in over 60 cities.

“Globacom also claimed to have extended its 4G LTE network coverage to all the 36 states, the Federal Capital Territory, including 208 tertiary institutions.

4G LTE cell site

“9mobile reportedly has coverage in Lagos, Abuja Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Kano while MTN is reportedly in all the 36 states and FCT, according to PUNCH NEWSPAPER 25, November 2018”, the President of Enextgen Wireless Limited, Engrineer Remi Adeyeye, recalls while speaking on the new report.

“As of today (October 13, 2019), we estimate that no more than 20 of the 37 states of the country (including the FCT) has LTE coverage from at least one of the major carriers.

“In many of these states, only a small area in or around the capital has LTE coverage”, he said.

“The following table shows areas in which we have detected LTE coverage from our NIWBQR service plus areas showing LTE coverage on MTN coverage map available at its website.

“We hope that MTN and Glo will publish a specific area where their LTE service is available in each of the 36 states and the FCT.

“A combination of our National Independent Wireless Broadband Quality Reporting, cell mapper, RootMetrics and service providers coverage websites can be seen below:

4G LTE coverage in Nigeria

Source: NIWBQR by Enextgen Wireless

To see LTE coverage and how your mobile network provider is performing in your area visit Enextgen Wireless Website. You can also run a speed test application from there.

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