MTN Nigeria signs managed services deal with Ericsson

African operator group MTN has signed a five-year managed services deal with Swedish kit vendor Ericsson relating to its Nigerian business. Ericsson will take full responsibility for MTN Nigeria’s network management, optimisation and field maintenance in Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Asaba, which represents 75 per cent of the Nigerian network.

MTN posts strong subscriber growth

South Africa-based mobile provider MTN has announced subscriber growth of 22 per cent, from 116 million to 141.6 million, driven largely by its operations in Nigeria and Iran. According to the group’s annual report, 2010 saw its Nigerian subscriber base grow to 38.7 million, with Iran increasing 28 per cent to 29.7 million.


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