Celtel and Motorola ink new expansion deal

23 Nov 2007

Motorola has received orders valued at USD70 million from Celtel Nigeria, part of Kuwait’s Zain Group, to further extend and enhance the operator’s GSM coverage in southern Nigeria. This deal follows a USD50 million expansion contract struck between the two companies in February. ‘We are delighted to continue working with Celtel and to support their rapid growth with the latest Motorola GSM…services. This…will expand and enhance the…cellular network with EDGE capability for the rapid provision of advanced data services to its growing customer base,’ said Motorola spokesman Ali Amer. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Celtel ended the first half of 2007 with just under eight million subscribers, giving it a 25% market share.

Nigeria,Airtel Nigeria, Motorola,


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.