Smile (4G) now in Abuja
The 4G (4th Generation) Long-Term Evolution
broadband Internet service has been introduced in
Abuja by Smile Communications Nigeria Limited.
The company said the Abuja rollout, coming barely
one year after its 2013 commercial unveiling of its
network in Ibadan, and months after Lagos,
followed more than three years of extensive
testing and development.
Smile said residents were expected to benefit from
the Ibadan and Lagos experience which users, it
said, “have adjudged a great success.”
The 4G LTE is the most recent and advanced
technological standard for wireless data
communications, and represents a major shift when
compared to older technologies such as 3G.
Smile Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Tom Allen,
said Abuja was strategic in the company’s growth,
and sated that Smile took its time to ensure the
service was at its best in the capital city.
“Our vision of becoming the broadband Internet
provider of choice in Nigeria has guided us in
everything from selecting our people and partners
to developing relevant products and services. We
are confident and excited, and we are ready to
share the promise of digital citizenship with Abuja
residents and millions of Nigerians,” Allen said.
According to him, Smile’s Nigerian customers are
already experiencing global standard speed and
quality rivaling that of some developed countries.
He noted that key to Smile’s vision was creating a
memorable experience for the customer.
“Some of these innovations include a customer’s
ability to select the speed of his preferred Smile
service from his MySmile portal.
“A strange thing, no doubt, for a company that
sells data, but Smile’s approach is to help
customers use the Internet efficiently and
I do hope that has the company expands,we get to have more favourable prices mostly for students and youths.