Airtel launches 5G network in Nigeria
Airtel has joined the fifth-generation (5G) race in Nigeria after launching its network.
Airtel Nigeria unveiled the 5G network yesterday alongside its partnership with Samsung to provide affordable 5G devices.
CEO Carl Cruz said: "5G is a new experience that supercharges cloud computing, telemedicine, self-driving cars, cloud gaming, augmented reality and virtual reality, Internet of Things, smart homes, and so much more.
“While we may think that 4G is a remarkable improvement in our internet experiences, 5G completely opens a new vista where anything and everything is possible. Right now, with 5G, we can only be limited by the limits of our imagination.
“5G ushers in a new era of collaboration that breaks boundaries and presents a new wave of economic benefits for this generation and the next, and we cannot wait to see how young people all over the country explore this new world of instant and unbroken connections to unleash a revolution in creativity.”
The Airtel 5G network is available in key cities across Nigeria, and the telecom provider will expand coverage to other parts of the country in the coming months.
Meanwhile, MTN welcomed Airtel's 5G launch, saying:: “Y’ello Airtel, We know it’s no small feat to join the 5G league. We’ve made everything easy for you, so welcome to the amazing world of 5G. To outdoing ourselves.”
MTN - Africa's largest telecom company- was the first telecom provider to launch 5G in Nigeria