Etisalat looks to expand in Nigeria (UAE, Africa)
Etisalat Nigeria plans to invest $194 million in network expansion, according to a report by GTB. The operator aims to deploy 1,000 additional base transceiver stations by December to boost network coverage in Nigeria and enhance the quality of services offered, as highlighted by the report, according to Steve Evans, CEO of Etisalat Nigeria. This target will increase the total number of Etisalat base stations in Nigeria to 4,000.
Evans said that the cell site project is a big civil engineering machine that they have put in place and they have also partnered with companies helping them to put the concrete on the site, helping them to build the towers, putting the telecommunications equipment on those towers, connecting the towers, testing them and optimising them.
As per the report, UAE-based operator Etisalat launched operations in Nigeria with the acquisition of 40 percent stake in Nigerian operator EMTS, Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services.