Etisalat to boost network coverage

11 Apr 2012

Etisalat Nigeria, the country’s fourth largest mobile operator by subscribers, plans to invest NGN30.6 billion (USD193.8 million) in the expansion of its wireless network, local newspaper BusinessDay quotes the company’s CEO Steve Evans as saying. The funds will be used to roll out an additional 1,000 base station transceivers (BTS) by the end of this year to widen network coverage and improve service quality across the country. As at December 2011 Etisalat Nigeria had a total of 3,000 cell sites in operation, according to Evans, who also revealed that the cellco currently has a mobile subscriber base of over twelve million.