LTE Network Launched in Nigeria

The Nigerian mobile network Smile Communications has announced the launch of a LTE network on 800MHz spectrum in Ibadan and Lagos.

Both networks were actually launched last month, but the news has only now been announced. More locations across the country will follow soon.

Ericsson is the primary vendor for the LTE radio network, and is also providing a complete Evolved Packet Core network including Evolved Packet Gateway and Mobility Management Entity.

Smile Communications and Ericsson have a 3-year network deployment agreement to develop over 1,100 LTE sites across the country. Under the terms of this agreement, Ericsson is responsible for the project management, system integration, interoperability testing, network design and implementation.

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