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Globacom Signs $750 Million Deal with Huawei

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Nigeria’s second largest Telecommunication network, Globacom, has entered a deal with Huawei for upgrades, installation and improved service quality – for its network, as it looks to grow subscribers and increase average revenue per user. The deal comes as the Nigeria Communication Commission has rolled out Number Portability and competitors’ fray to accrue subscribers intensifies.

The Chief Operating Officer of Glo, Mohammed Jameel, during signing of the deal said, “It is our 10th anniversary and we have been the network of choice for Nigerians because of the unprecedented manner with which we pioneered various technologies and products in the market. We are upgrading in order to continue to serve them better.”

“After 10 years in business, we decided to upscale our network 10-fold to the very latest technology in global telecommunications. The massive expansion project will involve network upgrade and overhaul of infrastructure across the country as well as expansion and densification projects that will on completion in six months enable the network to cater more for its existing and potential subscribers.”

David Fan, Huawei’s Vice President, West Africa, added that, “This is a huge expansion project. We promise Globacom and its teeming subscribers that we will meet their expectation and deliver a network they will all be proud of. Globacom is definitely going places.”

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