Smile provides 4G LTE mobile broadband services, with data speeds of up to 21Mbps, in all its countries of operation. Our objective is to become the broadband provider of choice for SuperFast mobile broadband and SuperClear voice services in all our markets (Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and soon in the DRC) that our customers are able to fully benefit from the internet world. Our intention is to ensure that each of our over 300 million potential customers have access to our fast, reliable broadband services and are able to use these to accelerate development and wealth creation.
Smile launched Africa’s first commercial 4G LTE network in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in May 2013, revolutionising the way people access information online. Since then, Smile has extended its coverage in Tanzania to 7 regions and also launched commercially in Uganda in June 2013, with coverage expanded to 14 cities. In March 2014 Smile launched West-Africa’s first 4G LTE mobile broadband service in Nigeria with coverage now extended to 8 cities.
By the end of 2015, Smile had the biggest 4G LTE mobile broadband network in Africa and continues to expand its network coverage. In 2016 Smile launched its SuperClear voice, video and SMS services over LTE, enabling all our customers to use one data bundle for SuperFast broadband and SuperClear voice services.