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Press Release -- March 20th, 2014
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks
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NSN expands operations in Nigeria, opens new office in Lagos city

Abuja, Nigeria – March 19, 2014

  • Also renovates its existing office in the capital city Abuja
  • Will strengthen quality of delivery to operators in the country

Nokia Solutions and Networks today announced the inauguration of a new office in Lagos, the largest and most populous city in Nigeria, to expand its operations in the country. The company has also renovated its existing office in the capital city Abuja. Nigeria is a priority country in the Africa region for NSN, and these modern offices aim to enhance the company’s operational agility for delivery of its mobile broadband infrastructure for all operators in the country.

The opening of this office in Nigeria further strengthens NSN’s presence in Africa and reiterates the company’s commitment to help operators in the Middle East and Africa region build world-class mobile broadband infrastructure.

The office was inaugurated by Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President of Middle East & Africa region, NSN; Salvatore Maisano, Head of Central East & West Africa, NSN; and Sam Nwosu, Country Director of Nigeria, NSN, in the presence of Dr. Okechukwu Itanyi, Executive Commissioner, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Johnson Salako, CEO, MobiTel; Olu Raheem, Head of Trade Center, Finland Trade Center, West Africa; and representatives from Nigeria telecom operators including Etisalat, Airtel and Intercellular.

“NSN is committed to further strengthening its focus on Nigeria and helping telecom operators build a reliable, superior mobile broadband network across the country including mid-size cities and rural areas,” said Igor Leprince. “With two modern offices and expanded operations in the country, we are ready to deliver large-scale mobile broadband rollouts in Nigeria. As the world’s specialist in mobile broadband as well as with the expertise and experience gained from the most advanced telecom markets such as Japan and Korea, NSN will help operators in Nigeria become advanced mobile broadband providers on par with the world’s leading telecom services providers.”

“The opening of the new office by NSN in our country will be beneficial for strengthening Nigeria’s mobile broadband infrastructure and economy. Our telecom market is fast growing with subscribers increasingly adopting smart devices and demanding high quality voice and data services,” said Dr. Okechukwu Itanyi . “NSN’s advanced products and services, and strengthened quality of delivery will help operators ensure better broadband access to a large part of the country’s population for better education and development. In addition, it enhances the position of Nigeria as a technology hub, while improving knowledge transfer toward our country.”

NSN is also committed to training Nigerian telecom engineers to become mobile broadband practitioners, helping create more employment opportunities.

Pictures of the office opening ceremony available:

Picture 1, left to right – Sam Nwosu, Country Director, Nigeria, NSN; Dr. Okechukwu Itanyi, Executive Commissioner, NCC; Salvatore Maisano, Head of Central, East & West Africa, NSN; Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa Region, NSN.

Picture 2 – left to right –Sam Nwosu, Country Director, Nigeria, NSN; Dr. Okechukwu Itanyi, Executive Commissioner, NCC; Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa Region, NSN; Salvatore Maisano, Head of Central, East & West Africa, NSN; and Deepak Srivasta, COO, Airtel Nigeria.

For more information on NSN’s mobile broadband capabilities, including a video overview, follow this link. To share your thoughts on the topic, join the discussion with @NSNtweets on Twitter using #mobilebroadband and #LTE. For expert insights, visit our blog.

About NSN

Nokia Solutions and Networks is the world’s specialist in mobile broadband. From the first ever call on GSM, to the first call on LTE, we operate at the forefront of each generation of mobile technology. Our global experts invent the new capabilities our customers need in their networks. We provide the world’s most efficient mobile networks, the intelligence to maximize the value of those networks, and the services to make it all work seamlessly.

With headquarters in Espoo, Finland, we operate in over 120 countries and had net sales of approximately 11.3 billion euros in 2013. NSN is wholly owned by Nokia Corporation.

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