MTN Nigeria expands 5G network

MTN Nigeria expands 5G network

MTN Nigeria expanded its 5G network to 13 cities since its commercial launch in September last year and revealed there are no plans to shut down 2G and 3G networks. 

The Guardian Nigeria reported, CTO Mohammed Rufai confirmed the milestone ad the operator deployed 700 5G sites in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Owerri, Ibadan, Maiduguri, Abeokuta, Ife, Warri, Enugu, Ife and Ifo. MTN Nigeria is aiming to expand coverage to 10% by the end of this year and 40% by 2025. 

The CTO added there are no immediate plans to sunset 2G and 3G networks as there are subscribers that are still reliant on the older technology, and it will plan to re-farm for other services in future. 

“MTN Nigeria would take into account what subscribers need. We shall not leave anyone behind, even as we encourage people to move to higher technology. Of course, we know that a time would come when people on some of those networks will reduce, then we can take appropriate decisions on them,” he said. 

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