Jigawa to get own mobile network

27 Jun 2005

The Nigerian state government of Jigawa has begun trials of a GSM-based local mobile network in the region. The state is currently testing 1,000 lines, most of which are being used by government officials, to ascertain the reliability and quality of the network. The government hopes to launch the service with a capacity of around 20,000 lines in the state capital of Duste, however, it has yet to secure interconnection agreement with incumbent fixed line operator NITEL.