MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has revealed that its 5G network will be available in 10 states for now.
According to information gathered by DAILY GIST on the service provider’s website, the 5G coverage will be available across 193 locations in the 10 states.
The states, it was learnt are Anambra, Borno, Delta, Edo, FCT, Imo, Kano, Lagos, Rivers and Oyo.
The states with the highest number of areas with access to the service are; Lagos with 80 areas, FCT with 42, Rivers with 30 areas, and Oyo State with 13.
The other states which have fewer areas are Anambra (6), Borno (3), Delta (2), Edo (6), Imo (4) and Kano (7).
The company announced the pilot phase of the service in August, less than one year after it won the 3.5 Gigahertz (GHz) spectrum auction in December 2021.
In December 2021, after 11 rounds of bidding, Mafab and MTN Nigeria emerged as the two successful winners of the 3.5gigahertz (GHz) spectrum auction for the deployment of 5G technology in Nigeria.
The telco giant said customers will be able to connect to the new service with enabled devices in areas where coverage is available.
The company added that customers can access and enjoy the 5G network with compatible devices such as routers and mobile phones, adding that it can be pre-ordered sims from designated MTN walk-in stores and online via the MTN Nigeria website and e-marketplace.
Commenting on the pilot test, Adia Sowho, chief marketing officer, MTN Nigeria, said the company will extend the reach and capacity of its data network and enable much faster speeds and lower latency.
MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications Limited paid $273.6 million each for the 5G Spectrum license to the Nigerian Communications Commission.