Celtel Nigeria, formerly V-Mobile, with vendors Ericsson and Huawei, has launched 3G services in the capital Abuja. The technology has been trialled in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt since June. Celtel says that services including voice, high speed data and live video calls will initially be marketed to high and middle income earners due to the high cost of handsets. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Celtel Nigeria was the country’s third placed mobile operator in terms of subscriber numbers, with 24% of the market.
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