Etisalat Nigeria increases connectivity agreement with Alcatel-Lucent

09 January 2013 | Kavit Majithia


Etisalat Nigeria has signed an agreement with Alcatel-Lucent for the equipment vendor to roll out 1,000 base stations in the country during 2013.

Local reports cite Etisalat Nigeria CEO, Steven Evans, as saying the agreement with the French vendor will help “the company in its efforts to continually upgrade its network to provide better services to its customers across the country”.

Etisalat has a long-running network expansion and modernisation project with Alcatel-Lucent, and the latest development represents its sixth phase.
 
According to research firm TeleGeography, Etisalat is Nigeria’s fourth largest operator, addressing a subscriber base of 14.39 million at the end of September 2012, equating to a 13.5% market share.