Ericsson has signed a five-year agreement for managed services with MTN for the company’s operations in Nigeria. This deal has effectively made Ericsson MTN’s largest managed services partner in Africa.
Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will be responsible for the management, optimisation and field maintenance of MTN’s network structure in 75% of the network.
“This engagement with Ericsson is a logical step forward in our strategy execution and is consistent with our commitment to deliver a bold, new digital world to our customers across Nigeria. Leaving the management and maintenance of our infrastructure to Ericsson will allow us to focus even more on adding value to the customer experience on our network,” says Michael Ikpoki, CEO of MTN Nigeria.