24th October, 2013
MTN Nigeria has awarded a £6million (N1.3billion) contract for the modernization of it mobile communications network in the country to JMG, an official FG Wilson Dealer in Nigeria.
The £6 million (about N1.3bn) contract will see JMG deliver power solutions for MTN Nigeria’s network upgrade.
The power solution to be delivered for MTN by JMG will involve the installation of 12 high capacity FG Wilson generator sets at MTN switch locations in Asaba, Lagos, Kano and Ibadan.
The installation will provide Nigeria with enhanced network coverage to meet the population’s increasing mobile communications capacity requirements.
The initial three-month installation project will encompass the supply and installation of six 2,000kVA, three 1,500kVA and three 1,250 kVA generator sets.
JMG will also be supplying high voltage installations in order to conclude the project.
Speaking on the project, Mazen Jubaili, JMG managing director said: “We have a proven pedigree of delivering world-class power solutions for some of the most significant projects in Nigeria and it is a strong endorsement of our work that MTN Communications has entrusted us with this contract. We look forward to commencing work on the project and bringing our renowned technical expertise to bear in overcoming any challenges presented.
“By working with FG Wilson to ensure the generator sets are delivered on time, we are confident the mobile communications power infrastructure upgrade will be successfully concluded to specification and on schedule to meet the urgent demand for increased mobile network services and quality of service in Nigeria.”
Lynda Saint-Nwafor, chief technical officer, MTN Nigeria, added that as a leading member of Nigeria’s generator industry and with an excellent reputation in their area of competence to clients, JMG is ideally positioned to deliver the power infrastructure upgrade to meet MTN’s expectations.
“Building on our existing relationship with JMG, this project will enable MTN to further enhance our reputation for providing a world-class cellular network across Nigeria.”
Telecoms giant MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd offers mobile network services and business solutions to more than 45 million subscribers and currently provides network coverage to almost 90 percent of Nigeria’s land mass.
With nearly 50 years’ experience of delivering world-class power solutions throughout Africa, JMG has been a partner of FG Wilson for 15 years and is currently FG Wilson’s largest distributor in the world.
Through a global network of 370 Dealers, FG Wilson serves and supports customers all over the world.