- Nigeria's second largest national network operator, Globacom, on Wednesday signed a contract with Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to extend the network capacity and performance of Globacom's mobile and fixed networks.
The project, which is part of the operator’s IP network transformation, will enable Globacom to extend the delivery of advanced mobile and triple play services with enhanced quality of service.
It is expected to enable the Nigerian firm to increase its mobile network capacity to support up to 35 million subscribers, and to raise its fixed network capacity.
The network expansion covers radio access, Mobile NGN core network and microwave transmission, IP/MPLS and optical networking, fixed access networks, intelligent networks and valued-added services, next-generation networks, as well as OSS/Billing.
“We are committed to offer our nation an unparalleled user experience through the use of first class telecommunication products and solutions,” said Globacom Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga in a statement.
“Delivering the highest quality services to end-users is our top priority. With Alcatel-Lucent's advanced mobile and fixed network solutions, we will increase our network capacity and provide the best services to meet the rapidly increasing demand from our customers," he said.
“The new agreement with Globacom further confirms Alcatel-Lucent as the key trusted partner of Globacom in its expansion and network transformation,” said Vincenzo Nesci, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s business in the Middle East and Africa. “Our comprehensive converged solutions are helping Globacom offer advanced, high-quality services to their customers and support their strategy.”
Alcatel-Lucent is a lead player in the GSM/EDGE market with more than 180 customers in over 90 countries, as well as a global leader in the development and deployment of third-generation (3G) networks, having deployed commercial 3G (UMTS/HSPA and CDMA/EV-DO) systems for more than 70 operators worldwide.
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