5th mobile operator ready to roll out in Nigeria

September 10, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms

Hakeem_Bello_Osagie.jpgNigeria will soon have a fifth mobile telephone network, this comes after Tuesday’s announcement by Etisalat that it’s ready to roll out.

Etisalat, the main telecoms operator in the United Arab Emirates, last year won a $400m licence to operate in Nigeria.

The company chairman Hakeem Bello-Osagie in a statement released yesterday said, “I am happy to announce that Etisalat Nigeria is indeed on track in its quest to build and deliver a truly robust and stable network,”

“It has become crucial for Etisalat Nigeria to ensure that, as Nigerians join the 64-million-strong Etisalat family across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, they experience first-hand the innovative service delivery and creative product development that have become the hallmark of Etisalat’s quality.”

He said operations will begin with a 0809 number prefix.

Nigeria is Africa’s biggest telecoms market with four other telecom operators including the continent’s biggest operator MTN.

By Reporter

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