Nigeria - Airtel deepens coverage, launches 3.75G network


To further deepen it network capacity and quality across the 36 states in Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria has launched a 3.75 G service targeted at boosting customers’ experience.

With its 3.75 G service, the company will be empowering  customers  to have access to high speed mobile broadband and internet access, thereby empowering consumers to watch live TV, download music, make video calls as well as send and receive emails using enabled devices.

Rajan Swaroop, Chief Executive Officer /Managing Director, who spoke at the unveiling of the product, said this is coming on the heels of its quest to delight Nigerians with more innovative and affordable telecoms offerings.

Swaroop pointed that the innovation is timely and a direct response to the yearnings of telecommunications consumers in Nigeria where technological advancement is moving with the speed of light in line with global trends.

“Today, we are the only operator with five different channels for data bundle activation and our 3.75G capacity is up to 42 megabytes per seconds. This is in sync with the commitment we made to Nigerians on commencement of operation not too long ago, that we shall provide our customers with mobile telecommunications services that will be innovative, affordable, delightful and impactful regardless of our customers’ class, social status or income level. We will continue to live by our commitment to becoming the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians.”

Speaking on the 3.75G network, the company said it  offers  up to 50 per cent bonus on purchase of any of its data plan bundles; free 2GB on purchase of data dongle and a free one month subscription for BlackBerry users who activate a two-month plan.

In addition, new customers on the network will enjoy a bonus N100 airtime on any recharge from N100 and above, plus complimentary 10MB data valid for seven days.

To activate Airtel 3.75G data speed transmission, customers are advised to send a preferred product code via SMS on their mobile device.

Customers can also activate data bundle plans via My Airtel My Offer (MAMO) toll-free Interactive Voice Response on 141, while those who prefer the WAP or WEB route option can activate through and, respectively.

However, Swaroop said, “the Airtel 3.75G network has coverage in all the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.”