Nigerian newspaper Leadership writes that mobile operator Zain Nigeria has upgraded its fibre-optic cable network in the state of Akwa Ibom located in the Niger Delta region. Nse Okponong, MD of Teleputer System, Zain’s major distributor in the state, said that the company hopes the upgrade will enable consumers to receive better quality services, and therefore boost the operator’s subscriber base in the region. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Zain Nigeria had a mobile subscriber base of 14.6 million at 30 June 2009.
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