Smile, Samsung in Nigeria’s LTE voice service on smartphone pact
Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, a provider of broadband service in Nigeria has joined forces with Samsung Electronics West Africa to launch its first Long Term Evolution (LTE) voice over broadband service on smartphones.
According to the companies the new product promise to offer high quality and improved voice and video communications, enabling faster, better video calls, faster music, video streaming and conferencing, faster downloads and more pictures.
“A bonus for consumers to do more and an end to the frustration of drop calls. The 4G LTE mobile network will also allow faster Internet on the S6 Edge”, the companies said.
According to Smile, the new service is in line with Smile’s vision of providing faster and reliable Internet service to Nigerians leveraging Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.
Michiel Buitelaar, Managing Director, Smile Communications Nigeria Limited says Smile is repositioned to transform telephony experience for Nigerians after securing $365 million in fresh fundings.
According to him, “with the US$365 dollars funding, we are ready to double our network output; spread to different cities and continue enhancing our network capacity by next year. So, we are excited to work in partnership with Samsung which invests in R&D, understands the market and has unleashed the first LTE compliant smartphone in Nigeria.”
Also, Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Emmanouil Revmatas, underscored the need for both companies to enhance the customer experience through their product propositions.
According to Revmatas, the Galaxy S6 edge has the world’s first-ever dual curved edge display, which distinguishes the device as the ultimate premium Smartphone.
“This partnership with Smile on S6 edge is the first of its kind in Nigeria, offering consumers the opportunity to drive productivity with a unique smartphone coupled with the 4G experience that Smile LTE network offers.