Making the difference: The many firsts of SMILE Nigeria




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The pioneering work and series of introduced by Nigeria into the telecommunications sector have continued to set apart among its peers.
had from inception created a network that performs the existing benchmark in the Nigerian market. In 2013, launched the first 4G LTE network in West Africa in Nigeria, in Ibadan, thereby revolutionising the way people access the . deployed the 4G LTE radio network in partnership Ericsson, which enabled to provide the most advanced telecommunications technologies and standards available anywhere in the world using the 4G LTE network technology.


Smile is also the first in Nigeria to launch Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) in 2016 on its 4G LTE network. Compared to traditional 2G and 3G networks, VoLTE enables consumers to benefit from superior voice, video and data services on a single device and a single data . Another first from Smile Nigeria is the SmileVoice App launched in March, 2016. the SmileVoice App customers experience SuperClear voice, data and voice over LTE on their phones.


Again, Smile Nigeria pioneered 4G roaming SmileKonnect in partnership Nuu . Smile was the first operator in Africa to launch SmileKonnect in April, 2019. This service enables International 4G data roaming and empowers consumers to automatically access data services to send and receive e-mails, download and send business documents and much more. In December 2019, Smile launched eSIM in Nigeria. The Smile eSIM is a downloadable application, and when activated the consumer can enjoy 10 FREE minutes local calls, unlimited on-net calls and SMSs.


In March 2020, Smile unveiled UnlimitedPlatinum which offers unlimited with no data limit. This is sequel to its earlier launch of Unlimited in 2016. The UnlimitedPlatinum comes in handy for all data consumers, especially heavy data users. Anyone who subscribes to the Smile UnlimitedPlatinum, for a period of month, enjoy the luxury of unlimited downloads of everything desirable.


Very recently, Smile Nigeria introduced the Smile VoTLE smartphone. This first of its kind saw Smile introducing the first entry-level, dual-SIM, Voice Over 4G LTE-enable smartphone. The smartphone gives customers quick and easy access to the best 4G LTE network in Nigeria, at a more affordable rate. The SmileVoLTE dual SIM smartphone comes pre-loaded with applications including the SmileVoice App, WhatsApp, twitter, skype, Instagram, YouTube, music and FM radio and includes innovative features like fingerprint and face recognition for smartphone access and security.
Evidently, Smile uses the best and most innovative technologies to offer its customers fast, reliable, high , easy-to- and affordable communication services. In doing all these, remains a pacesetter.


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