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Telecoms operator invests N70b in network modernisation, 600 new sites

By Adeyemi Adepetun
21 April 2023   |   3:31 am
A telecommunications firm, 9mobile, said it has injected over N70 billion in network modernisation and expansion in the country.

Etisalat CEO Juergen Peschel

A telecommunications firm, 9mobile, said it has injected over N70 billion in network modernisation and expansion in the country.

Chief Executive Officer of 9mobile, Juergen Peschel, disclosed this in Lagos when he spoke on, ‘Re-engage to Succeed’ at the yearly Channel Partners Conference, promising that 9mobile was on the path of resurgence.

“We are taking back lost territories in the market and forging ahead to reclaim our innovative position and industry leadership,” he said.

Peschel appreciated the business commitment of the channel partners, while emphasising the significance of the brand’s renaissance, which he said is hinged on sustained stakeholders’ relations.

“The years ahead are promising when you consider the level of expansion we are embarking on. We look forward to constantly interfacing with you, supporting you in various ways, enhancing our network and making our relationships competitive,” he said.

He highlighted the business plans for the partners and revealed that 9mobile had invested over N70 billion in its ongoing network modernisation. He further informed them of the addition of 600 new sites, equipped with 4G LTE facilities for enhanced operations and market competitiveness, which are being deployed alongside new broadband services to enlarge its fibre network across the country.

Also speaking at the Conference, Chief Sales Officer at 9mobile, Victor Nwaobia, emphasised the impact of the unique relationship 9mobile has enjoyed with its committed channel partners, saying it has helped to drive the company’s growth over the years.

“That we have sustained or retained almost 75 per cent of our channel partners over the years is a massive testament to your love and commitment for our business which is in its fifteenth year and going strong”, he enthused.

On their part, the channel partners expressed their delight and belief in the brand’s renaissance. One of them, Jude Ukachukwu of TIG Communications, said: “I have been with 9mobile since inception. They’ve been quite supportive; it has done its very best. At some point, it pushed through and moved from the position of a new entrant and struggled and climbed steadily, and they did very well. The truth is that they have treated us well, and we are happy to work with them.”

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