ZTE Wins $500 Million Nigerian Upgrade Contract
Published on: 30th Apr 2013
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Nigeria's Globacom is reported to have awarded a USD500 million network upgrade contract to ZTE, just days after it handed a USD750 million contract to Huawei.
The ZTE contract is also for works that are to be carried out in just four months.
Globacom's Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel said that the expansion project will involve network upgrade and overhaul of infrastructure across the country as well as expansion and densification projects
The TDM network will also be upgraded to a fully integrated Generalised Multi-protocol Label Switching (GMPLS).
Part of the upgrade will also include installation of new base stations and densification of existing ones; setting up of three new mini call centers and upgrade of the radio access network.
The contract signing comes just after the mobile network secured a loan syndication agreement to fund network upgrades.