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MTN signs major infrastructure management deals

07 November 2013, 16:31Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - MTN Nigeria, the country’s leading information and telecommunications provider, said it had signed key contracts with technology firms, Ericsson and Huawei, for the management of its entire infrastructure.

The company believes enable it focus mainly on consumer experience and thus improve services to its more than 53 million subscribers.

Under the terms of the contracts, Ericsson and Huawei will take over the management, optimisation and field maintenance of MTN’s network infrastructure in all its operational regions in the country.

MTN will however retain ownership and full control of its network assets and continue to have responsibility for strategic design and planning as well as equipment purchasing decisions.

Speaking on the partnerships, Michael Ikpoki, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, said the engagement of Ericsson and Huawei was a “logical” step forward by the company in the course of the steady evolution of the telecommunications industry.

“It is a deal that speaks to our desire to add tangible value to the overall customer experience on our network, as we yield the routine management and maintenance of our infrastructure to these global players, to enable us focus on meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers,” Ikpoki said.

He added that the managed services decision was consistent with the MTN commitment to delivering a bold new digital world to its esteemed customers across Nigeria.

– CAJ News



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