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Aviat Networks joins forces with MTN Nigeria

March 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms

Aviat Networks, an expert in microwave networking solutions, announced an expanded managed services agreement with MTN Nigeria. Aviat Networks will manage the flow of material into Aviat-controlled facilities on behalf of MTN Nigeria. The material will be managed, marshalled and kitted in support of specific customer implementations that have been jointly planned between MTN Nigeria and Aviat Networks.

Michael Ikpoki, CEO of MTN Nigeria (Image source: MTN)

Michael Ikpoki, CEO of MTN Nigeria (Image source: MTN)

“This is an opportunity to work more closely with our partner on planning and deploying Aviat equipment into the MTN Nigeria network,” says Yahaya Ibrahim, Senior Manager Core and Transmission Implementation, NID-Network Group, MTN Nigeria. “This new agreement demonstrates our confidence in Aviat’s capabilities to efficiently manage our inventory. The agreement reduces our overall costs and pain points and improves visibility to better plan future inventory requirements.”

MTN Nigeria is a key customer of Aviat Networks. This agreement further solidifies the company’s role as a trusted partner of MTN Nigeria. Aviat Networks currently provides a broad set of value-added services including network design and planning, inventory and spares management and product support across a broad spectrum of Aviat supplied products. Aviat Networks will be leveraging its proven approach to managing the receipt and shipment of products within the Nigerian sector.

“This agreement with MTN Nigeria lays the foundation to offer additional managed telecom services across our overall customer base,” says Heinz Stumpe, Aviat Networks Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President. “It opens a new source of business for us upon which we intend to build.”

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