Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced plans to expand its operations in Nigeria with the opening of a new office in Lagos, the nation’s commercial capital.
The company said that Nigeria is a priority country in the Africa region and the initiative is part of plans to enhance its operational agility for delivery of its mobile broadband infrastructure for operators in the country.
The office was inaugurated by Igor Leprince, Senior Vice President of Middle East & Africa region; Salvatore Maisano, Head of Central East & West Africa and Sam Nwosu, Country Director for Nigeria, NSN, the company said in a statement.
Okechukwu Itanyi, Executive Commissioner, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC); Johnson Salako, CEO, MobiTel; Olu Raheem, Head of Trade Center, Finland Trade Center, West Africa, among others were in attendance.
“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”, the company said.
“The opening of the new office by NSN in our country will be a benefit in terms of 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,” Okechukwu Itanyi adds.
According to him, “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.”