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Swift Networks to migrate all WIMAX users to LTE F.O.C.





The Chief Operating Officer, SWIFT Networks Limited, Mr. Chukwuma Okoye has confirmed to ITRealms that Swift Networks would migrate all its Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) by early 2015.

ITRealms gathered known to its customers, especially in the Lagos State axis, saying that the decision of the management to migrate all existing WIMAX customers to its new network is based on the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.
He also said that the benefit to customers will be a free upgrade to a much faster and more efficient network for better services

“For us at Swift, we will refarm our existing 20MHz frequency in the 3.5GHz spectrum band, together with the additional 15MHz (total of 35MHz) we gained from the acquisition of Monarch Communications Ltd., to the spectrally more efficient LTE technology, thereby generating more capacity per MHz, and improving our cost efficiency and sustainability,” Okoye told ITRealms.

According to him in a letter to customers dated October 27, 2014 sighted by ITRealms, Swift would be able to decongest the existing 4G LTE and 4G WiMAX networks in high demand locations like Ikeja, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Surulere, Ilupeju, Lekki, Apapa, to name a few, thereby significantly improving your experience on our network. 

He assured ITRealms that once this additional spectrum is deployed, Swift would swap out all the current 4G WiMAX modems to the faster and more efficient 4G LTE modems Free-of-charge (F.O.C). Stressing that closer to this time, Swift will formally inform customers once again as to how they would go about exchanging their 4G WiMAX modem. 

In the interim, ITRealms gathered that Swift is offering all existing 4G WiMAX customers a 50 per cent instant discount on any data used between 7pm and 7am every day. 

For instance, Okoye cited that a customer on the 4G WiMAX service plan, SWIFT Basic Promo, with subscription of N7,000 and data limit of 7Gigabytes (GB), could decide to use the service only during 7pm and 7am daily, will now be able to use up to 14GB of data instead of 7GB, since he uses our service only during the period (7pm to 7am) when the charge rate is 50 per cent lower.

Also, he cited that if the same customer, decides to use Swift service only outside of the instant discount period of 7pm to 7am daily, then he would still receive only 7GB of data.

Additionally, he said, if the same customer decides to use Swift service half of the time outside of the instant discount period and the other half of the time during the instant discount period, then he would be able to use up to 10.5GB of data instead of 7GB since the instant 50 per cent discount will apply only to half of his data usage

“We assure of our deep commitment to continuing to provide you with the fastest wireless broadband experience in our market,” he declared. 

+Remmy Nweke +Remmy Nweke (ITRealms) @SwiftNetworkng @SwiftNetwork @WiMAX @LTE
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