9mobile says it is investing $220m in the expansion of its 4G LTE to more Nigerian cities as part of efforts to deepen broadband penetration in the country.The Acting Managing Director, Stephane Beuvelet, explained that the investment had added the number of cities and towns in Nigeria that now enjoy quality service with the mass deployment of 4G technology to 16.
Mr Beuvelet stated this at the company press conference in Lagos on Thursday that it had added 10 new cities and towns across Nigeria to its 4G network and upgraded LTE services in existing six cities.
He disclosed that the 4G LTE expansion drive will be implemented in Aba, Abuja, Nasarawa, Calabar, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Niger, Onitsha, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Sokoto, Uyo, Aba and Ogun adding that the company planned to cover the entire country in the next five years.
Beuvelet identified the unique benefits available to customers with the 9mobile 4G LTE, including a low latency rate for high-speed connectivity and planned redundancy to minimise downtime impact.
He further assured of sustained investments into the network’s general infrastructure base to guarantee best-in-class experience for its customers.