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Nigeria ahead of Europe, China in 4G, ITU says

Nigeria ahead of Europe, China in 4G, ITU says
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The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has commended the rollout of commercial 4G networks that deliver high speed Internet services in Nigeria, an edge which the UN lead agency for ICTs cited as putting the country ahead of advanced economies like Europe and China.
[su_quote]Mr Houlin Zhao, the Deputy Secretary General, ITU, told an international audience at the ITU Telecom World 2014 annual gathering underway in Doha, capital city of Qatar that, “Nigeria already has 4G for commercial services” adding that the country “is ahead of much of Europe and China.” [/su_quote]
Nigeria, home to over 130 million active mobile phone connections also has technology companies like Swift, Mobitel and Smile have launched commercial fourth generation (4G) networks offering broadband services in major urban centres in Nigeria to meet the needs of an increasingly data-hungry consumers of online services.
Mr Houlin Zhao, the Deputy Secretary General, ITU, told an international audience at the ITU Telecom World 2014 annual gathering underway in Doha, capital city of Qatar that, “Nigeria already has 4G for commercial services” adding that the country “is ahead of much of Europe and China.”
The ITU chief spoke at the official launch of the official launch of the Nigeria Pavilion at the key gathering of the UN agency for ICTs where Nigeria is also part of the major international gathering of decision makers and ecosystem stakeholders under this week in the city of Doha to chart the future growth of the global technology industry.
Zhao also congratulated the Nigerian delegation consisting of the Dr Omobola Johason, Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology; Dr Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, among other decision makers in industry and government, on the dynamic progress of programmes like Broadband Nigeria.
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