18 August 2012

Nigeria: Airtel to Expand Network

Lagos — Airtel Nigeria said it plans to add over 2000 kilometres of fibre optic cable to its network.

Speaking in Lagos, Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Rajan Swaroop, disclosed that the company has doubled its network capacity since taking over and is poised to improve on that . "In this first phase, we will be adding over 2000 kilometres of fibre optic cable to our network," he said

He noted that the investment and diligence being put into transforming Airtel into the most loved brand in the daily lives of Nigerians are already bearing fruits, siting the recent rating the Nigerian Communications Commission, where Airtel was rated the best network in Nigeria in the first quarter of 2012 as a prove of that.

Swaroop reckoned that the high rating coming the way of his company could be partly because "we have doubled the capacity of our network since taking over." The doubling of the capacity has put the company in good position to double its subscription base without quality of service being negatively affected.

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