Swift Networks, a Nigerian broadband internet and service provider, will launch LTE networks in Lagos soon, claiming it will be the fastest and most reliable.
HumanIPO reported last week Spectranet Limited had launched the West African country’s first LTE network, beating the likes of MTN Nigeria, who are still waiting for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to allocate them the required spectrum.
“This will be Nigeria’s fastest and most reliable 4G LTE network; we will not rush this launch and will take every care to ensure that we get it right the first time,” said Chukwuma Okoye, chief operating officer of Swift Networks.
“Getting the most aggressive users from our current customer base to test-drive it will enable us to debug and fine-tune it to meet the exerting demands of our target customer base.”
According to Okoye, the LTE network will deliver internet speeds ten times faster than the speed of 3G, thus eliminating the buffering drawback customers experience when uploading, downloading or streaming.
To identify shortcomings in the network, the company has appointed 500 volunteers to test-run the LTE network before the official launch.
“These volunteers who have been on our network for at least three years will give us feedback on the several performance metrics we are tracking including download and upload speeds, network latency and uptime,” Okoye said.
“They will also ghost call the Call Centre as part of the predetermined performance indicators that are important to our market segment. These customers have been with us through our Pre-WiMAX and current 4G networks and bring along their treasured comparative memory of our services.”