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Smile Communications Nigeria says it will be piloting its LTE network in Lagos. Smile first rolled out its Nigerian commercial operations in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state. It said this is part of an aggressive expansion in the battle for the high-speed internet market in Nigeria. Smile said it will supply the fastest speeds in the country. Irene Charnley, a former director of South Africa's MTN Group, founded Smile Communications in 2007 alongside Arab investors with the aim of using cutting-edge technologies to deliver broadband across Africa. After the commercial launch in Lagos, which is planned for February, Smile plans to extend its services to Abuja and Port Harcourt in early 2014.