ZTE wins MTN Nigeria deal


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ZTE wins MTN Nigeria deal

Chinese telecoms and network giant ZTE has been awarded a contract to upgrade MTN Nigeria’s GSM/UMTS networks.

As part of the agreement, ZTE will help MTN Nigeria modernize and expand its mobile network in two of the country’s most economically developed regions (including 8 states) by providing its SDR-based Uni-RAN solution.

The ZTE Uni-RAN solution is described as an industry leading solution that meets primary needs while cutting down total cost of ownership and protecting customer’s investment for the future technologies.

ZTE says based on analysis, network operating expenses can be reduced by more than 50% and the total cost of ownership saving over 7 years will be reach 40% after modernization.

Headquartered in South Africa, MTN is the largest multinational telecom operator in Middle East and Africa region by subscriber numbers, providing mobile communication service to more than 150 million people in 22 countries. MTN Nigeria has more than 45 million subscribers and is the largest operating company in the MTN Group.

"ZTE will provide a seamless cutting-edge network solution to MTN,” said ZTE VP Xu Ming. “The company will continue to strive to improve the quality of the Nigerian network."

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