4G network providers in some selected countries

Whether you use a smartphone, a tablet or a PC, so long as you connect to the internet, you need an internet service provider. We’re going to look at some 4G network providers in some selected countries.

This list is kind of biased. I picked the countries where I have the highest readership because it was the best thing to do.

We’re going to be looking at 4G network providers in some selected countries because network providers are very important. If you buy a phone and it has no access to a network, it is of no use as a communications device.

In my country, as it should be in yours, there are network providers that you prefer over the other ones. Knowing their allocated frequency bands and buying a phone that can take advantage of it is of the essence.


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4G network providers in selected countries


Nigeria

Service provider4G Band
MTN Nigeria7, 20, 28 and 42
Airtel3
Glo3 and 28
Smile20
NTEL3 and 8
9mobile3
Swift40
Spectranet40

There are quite a number of network providers in Nigeria but MTN reigns supreme. Some other network providers like Airtel, GLO and 9mobile have had their time in the spotlight but have mostly gone quiet. Glo is very popular for giving out lots free data bonuses but their poor service can be a huge turnoff.


India

Service provider4G bands
Airtel1, 3, 5, 8 and 40
BSNL1
Jio3, 5 and 40
Vi India1, 3, 8, 40 and 41

India’s main network providers are Jio and Airtel. They both have the widest coverage of India’s four main providers.


USA

Network provider4G bands
US cellular2, 4, 5, 12, 13 and 14
C-Spire2, 12, 13, 14, 41 and 71
T-Mobile2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 41, 46 and 71
AT&T2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14 and 30
Verizon2, 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 42 and 46

In the US, network providers also sell smartphones. The competition for subscribers is breakneck. The provider with the widest coverage is Verizon. Most people believe T-Mobile is the best while AT&T rakes in the largest revenues. Sprint no longer exists as it has been bought by T-Mobile.

Read: Why network frequency bands are important


UK

Service provider4G bands
31, 3, 20, 28 and 32
EE1, 3, 7 and 20
O21, 3, 8, 20, 28, 38 and 40
Vodafone1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 32 and 38

Apart from Vodafone, UK network providers have the weirdest names. There are four main providers in the UK, the rest are virtual network operators who piggyback on the infrastructure of these four. Prominent virtual network operators include Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile etc.

Philippines

Service provider4G band   
Globe Telecom1, 3, 7, 28, 38, 40 and 41
Smart Comms1, 3, 5, 7, 28, 40, 41 and 42
Ditto Telecoms1, 28, 34, 41 and 52
TMUses Globe Tel
GomoUses Globe Tel
CherryUses Globe Tel
TNTUses Smart Comms
SunUses Smart Comms

Just like in the UK, there are three main network providers in the Philippines. The rest simply piggyback on their infrastructure as well.

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