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MTN invests $1.3bn to upgrade Nigeria
11 June 2012
Ericsson, Huawei and ZTE are involved in Nigerian network modernisation project
MTN Nigeria will invest $1.3 billion to upgrade its network and swap-out project over nine months, reported AllAfrica. ZTE, Ericsson and Huawei are all taking part in the network modernisation project.
Wale Goodluck, the firm’s corporate services executive, said at press conference in Lagos that the project will involve improving and replacing network components with upgraded versions to enhance service quality.
He said: “Our local team working closely with our technical partners and experts began work in April. They have done much of the back end work preparatory to the actual swapping of network components in the days ahead. The network modernisation and swap-out project is part of the $1.3 billion investment we have earmarked for 2012.”
Lynda Saint-Nwafor, MTN’s chief technical officer, said that by the end of 2012, the operator will probably have nearly 4,000 sites on mo environmentally friendly hybrid power systems, growing from 2,000 sites now. GTB
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