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Globacom brings LTE to Nigeria

The LTE network promises to deliver data speeds in excess of 100Mbps on the uplink and 50Mbps on the downlink

Nigerian operator Globacom, which sells services under the Glo Mobile brand, this week launched the African continent’s first LTE network.

Nigeria’s first HSPA network on the way

Nigerian operator Globacom this week awarded a contract to Alcatel-Lucent to build what it claims is the first 3G UMTS/HSPA network in West Africa. The agreement following on from a $600m network expansion deal awarded to Alcatel-Lucent in February. Installation will be carried out in a number of major cities, including the capital Abuja and [...]

Four Nigerian ops win 3G licenses

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has awarded four 3G licenses. Celtel, Globacom, MTN and long distance operator Alheri Engineering have all been awarded a 10MHz lot of spectrum in the 2GHz band. The regulator expects to receive the licence fees, which were set at a reserve of $150m, within 14 business days.

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