MTN Nigeria has launched 4G+ in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt, Rivers state capital.
According to a statement by the telecoms giant, it is aimed at delivering a “premium experience” to more people across the country.
Explaining its features, MTN said the 4G+ service “runs on 4G LTE Advanced Technology using a combination of the recently acquired 800 MHz spectrum and 2600 MHz”.
“The added spectrum and advanced technology extend the reach and capacity of MTN’s data network in Nigeria and enables speeds of up to 200 Mbps,” the statement read.
“This means a 30-minute HD video could take as little as three minutes to download on 4G+, while the same video would take around eight minutes to download on standard 4G.
“The service is immediately available and will deliver much higher broadband speeds, a more consistent connection and significant improvement in indoor coverage.”
Commenting on the launch, Mazen Mroue, chief operating officer, MTN Nigeria, said the company’s customers across the country should expect better internet experiences.
“It’s about the customer. We put the customer at the heart of everything that we do,” he said.
“The launch represents a natural evolution from MTN’s already fast and reliable 4G network and further demonstrates the company’s commitment to continued investment in technology that caters to the present and future needs of its customers and country.
“As MTN, we believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. With this enhancement, our customers in covered locations can expect faster downloads and uploads, and better browsing and streaming experiences.
“The successful launch of our this network is a momentous occasion, which advances our quest to provide world-class service to our customers.”
The firm said to enjoy the service, its customers need an “MTN Standard 4G SIM” and a compatible device, with upgrades for non-4G cards available across its outlets nationwide.