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Etisalat plans Nigeria expansion
12 April 2012
Etisalat Nigeria to invest $194 million, deploy base stations to enhance network coverage and services
Etisalat Nigeria plans to invest $194 million in network expansion, according to local reports.
The operator aims to deploy 1,000 additional base transceiver stations by December to boost network coverage in Nigeria and enhance the quality of services offered, reported Nigerian newspaper Business Day, citing Steve Evans, CEO of Etisalat Nigeria. This target will increase the total number of Etisalat base stations in Nigeria to 4,000.
Evans told Business Day: “The cell site project is a big civil engineering machine that we have put in place and we have also partnered with companies helping us to put the concrete on the site, helping us to build the towers, putting the telecommunications equipment on those towers, connecting the towers, testing them and optimising them.”
UAE-based operator Etisalat launched operations in Nigeria with the acquisition of 40% stake in Nigerian operator EMTS, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services. GTB
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