MTN Nigeria Commits N600b to Network Infrastructure

MTN Nigeria infrastructure

  • MTN Nigeria plans to spend an estimated N600 billion on technical infrastructure over the next three years as it looks to expand its network coverage across the country by 2024.
  • The company’s 4G network currently reaches about 40 per cent of its coverage areas, which corresponds to about 65 million data subscribers.
  • This investment in infrastructure will enable the company to intensify the expansion of its 4G network, expand population coverage and facilitate the Federal Government’s broadband initiatives.

MTN Nigeria plans to spend an estimated N600 billion on technical infrastructure over the next three years as it looks to expand its network coverage across the country by 2024.

In a statement at its first public Annual General Meeting which held in Lagos on Friday, the CEO, MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman said:

“Due to the nature of our business, we always have to keep up and innovate new technology which is capital intensive, our target is to have coverage across the country and a minimum of 4G network service across all locations.

“Cash collateralised Letters of Credit, Forwards contracts, and favourable credit rating with major partners and vendors, will make funding relatively easy for us,” adding “but we will also be cautious in our approach to limit foreign currency exposure.”

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Moolman said the company’s 4G network currently reaches about 40 percent of its coverage areas, which corresponds to about 65 million data subscribers. A significant investment will be made not only to expand the 4G network but also to reach more remote areas in Nigeria. The company expressed optimism about the possibilities posed to the company by the move to digital channels, as growth in voice revenue is also expected to remain healthy.

“We closed the year with 132 cities covered by 4G and became the first mobile network operator in West Africa to demonstrate the capability of 5G technology,” said Moolman. “We are excited about its potential for our customers and the country’s national development plans.

“We maintained our leadership position in network net promoter score (NPS) as we continue to invest to improve service quality and drive expansion and innovation.”

This investment in infrastructure will enable the company to intensify the expansion of its 4G network, expand population coverage and facilitate the Federal Government’s broadband initiatives.

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