Globacom, Nigeria’s second national telecoms operator, has launched a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, Nigerian Tribune reports. Services will initially be available to corporate users in Lagos and other large cities for wireless backhaul, following on from an agreement signed with US vendor Ceragon Networks in September 2010 for the provision of high-capacity 4G/LTE-ready wireless backhaul solutions. Globacom said it will launch last mile connectivity for the LTE network in the near future, as soon as 4G-enabled phones and modems are made available in Nigeria. Commenting on the network launch, Globacom’s chief operating official, Mohamed Jameel, said: ‘[LTE] will further enhance more demanding applications like interactive TV, mobile video blogging, advanced games or professional services, enabling more Nigerians to be on top of their game and thereby ruling their world. For our subscribers, LTE offers the key benefits of performance and capacity.’
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