CBNL has announced new contracts with MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, to upgrade and expand the firm’s 3G network. Under the agreements, CBNL will supply, install and commission new VectaStar backhaul equipment to improve the quality of MTN’s services. In addition to backhauling cell sites throughout the mobile phone network, CBNL will be working in partnership with MTN to provide programme management, deployment and support services to ensure efficient, cost effective and timely delivery of the network. ‘We have seen a significant growth in subscribers accessing the internet via 3G over the past few years, and as a result will be modernising our network in order to expand capacity and continue delivering the customer experience and mobile access expected by our customer base throughout Nigeria,’ commented Olusegun Salami, MTN Nigeria’s senior manager of Transmission Access Planning, adding: ‘CBNL has demonstrated an impeccable knowledge of our market, customer needs and the challenges we face during the network upgrade, which is testament to our strong partnership over the past six years. Based on this expertise and the high performance of VectaStar, it was only right that we worked with the company again.’
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