Smile continues to roll-out 4G LTE network in Africa

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Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd, which owns and operates 4G LTE mobile broadband networks in the 800MHz band in Nigeria and in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz bands in Tanzania and Uganda, announced today, 8 March 2016, two new services – SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited.

Smile’s coverage is now comparable to the largest 3G network in Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, with coverage in the DRC to be announced soon.

“With the introduction of SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to the advancement of the people of Africa. As the pioneers of SuperFast mobile broadband on the continent, we understand the direct correlation of broadband penetration to the creation of wealth and the acceleration of development, and we are expending huge resources to make SuperFast internet access and SuperClear voice available across all our markets,” states Irene Charnley, Smile Group Chief Executive Officer.

SmileVoice is an app that enables customers with any Android or Apple iPhone device to make SuperClear voice calls over Smile 4G LTE networks.

“We made our first Voice over LTE calls in Nigeria during beta-testing in October 2015 and the feedback from our existing customers since our soft-launch early February 2016 has been extremely positive. Thousands of our customers now make national and international voice calls using their data bundles,” says Charnley.

The roll-out of SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited in Nigeria will be followed by similar offerings in Tanzania, Uganda and DRC.

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