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Globacom signs $500m network expansion agreement with ZTE

Written By Joseph Y. Musa on Thursday, May 02, 2013 | 5/02/2013 10:59:00 am

Nigeria’s telecommunications giant, Globacom has taken its network expansion project a notch higher, as it signed a $500 million network modernization and expansion contract with leading telecom vendors, ZTE Corporation.

The Company had last Friday signed a $750 million deal with the Huawei Technologies to massively expand the huge capacity of the Glo network.

Speaking at the formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with ZTE in Lagos, the Group Chief Operating officer of Globacom, Mr. Mohamed Jameel, stated that the contract was part of the huge nationwide network expansion and modernisation project to make communication on its network a very smooth experience.

“We are here today to sign an MOU with ZTE as part of our expansion plan to modernise every aspect of our network and this is expected to result in much improved services.”

“With the planned expansion, Globacom’s network capacity will increase in many folds, thus enabling it to carry high level of data in addition to other improvements in voice services,” he said.
Jameel added that the company’s extensive network expansion plan was another commitment on the part of Globacom towards providing better GSM services for its numerous subscribers.

He thanked Glo subscribers for staying with the Network, adding that the company will continue to make GSM services affordable.

Also speaking at the occasion, Managing Director of ZTE, Mr. Zenghong Ma, stated that Glo-ZTE’s relationship dated back to five years, adding that the new cooperation between the two companies would signal a new era that would provide innovative solution in 2G and 3G expansion and upgrading that would enhance the Glo network qualities.

He was optimistic that the expansion agreement would deliver state-of-the-art technology to Globacom which would be of great benefit to its subscribers and Nigerians generally.
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