Multilinks has signed a three-year frame contract with Nortel to expand and upgrade its CDMA2000 1x WiLL network with EV-DO Rev A. Initially the deployment will take place in Lagos. ‘Multilinks has begun an aggressive rollout programme to increase network capacity with plans to provide [mobile] broadband coverage for 80% of the Nigerian population by 2011 and 100% of the population by 2013,’ said CEO Justin Ramayia. The executive also revealed that since the company’s acquisition by Telkom South Africa last year, it has grown its subscriber base from 200,000 to more than one million.
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