4G LTE launched in Nigeria

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Image: Globacom Group COO Mohamed Jameel. With him are CTO Peter Schubert and Glo ambassador Uche Jombo.. By Globacom
Globacom Group COO Mohamed Jameel. With him are CTO Peter Schubert and Glo ambassador Uche Jombo.

Globacom has launched the first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Nigeria, offering what  it describes as “ unmatched data transfer rates” .

LTE is the next step from 3.5G and High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) for many users, promising to deliver data speeds in excess of 100Mb/s uplink and 50Mb/s downlink.

It is expected to revolutionise deployment of data centric applications, including High Definition Video Streaming, HD-Video bridging, gaming and e-healthcare.

Globacom’ s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel, said in launching the network:“ It will further enhance more demanding applications like interactive TV, mobile video blogging, advanced games or professional services, enable more Nigerians to be on top of their game.”

“ For our subscribers, LTE offers the key benefits of performance and capacity” , he said, adding that with its speed and reliability, LTE, more than any other technology, already meets key 4G requirements.

4G-LTE is backwards-compatible with GSM and HSPA, incorporates Multiple In Multiple Out (MIMO) in combination with Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) in the downlink and Single Carrier FDMA in the uplink to provide high levels of spectral efficiency and end user data rates exceeding 100 Mbps. It is also backed with major improvements in capacity and reductions in latency.

The Globacom group COO said that there were over 24 networks in the world which had already adapted and launched 4G-LTE networks.

“ It’ s the state of art technology and we will now connect the demanding corporate customers and high data users through the latest 4G-LTE wireless broadband connection to Glo 1 and then the rest of the world,” he noted.

He disclosed that, by 2012, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide would have access to broadband services and that nearly two-thirds of this number would be mobile broadband consumers who would be served by LTE networks. He said Globacom was committed to bringing all such latest and best technologies available in the world to Nigeria.



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