Tuesday, April 29, 2008

MTN Nigeria to Improve Performance With Motorola Optimization Services Contract

28 Apr 2008 08:00 Africa/Lagos


MTN Nigeria to Improve Performance With Motorola Optimization Services Contract
Three-year agreement expected to reduce network operating costs and increase competitiveness

LAGOS, Nigeria, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced a three-year network optimization service contract with MTN Nigeria, to improve the performance of the operator's multi-vendor network across its serving area.

The multi-million dollar contract is the first between the two companies, and covers the ongoing enhancement of the African operator's cellular network. It will enable MTN Nigeria to continue to deliver high quality service to its growing number of subscribers and satisfy their increasing demands for new value-added services.

Motorola's optimization services utilize market-leading analytical tools and actual end-user subscriber data, providing an innovative and proven alternative to traditional optimization methods. The services help to improve performance in a single or multi-vendor environment, while ensuring that the network operates at peak performance.

"With the competitive telecommunications landscape in Nigeria, those operators which deliver the best customer experience most consistently will flourish. MTN is demonstrating its commitment to quality by selecting Motorola's proven network optimization solution to ensure that our infrastructure remains current to meet evolving business and customer demand. We trust that Motorola's innovative technology and experienced resources and its clear operational processes will enable us to continue providing high quality services to our subscribers cost-effectively while staying current with global telecoms technology," said Olasoji Obanewa, senior manager, RF planning & optimization, MTN Nigeria.

By using innovative and market leading processes and tools to address such tasks as frequency planning, hardware optimization, traffic and layer management, coverage design and capacity planning, optimization services enable service providers to offer enhanced quality and improved performance to their customers. Motorola's optimization services, delivered through best-in- class professionals, allow service provides to maximizing their return on investment and dedicate themselves to their core business objectives.

"Motorola is delighted to be working with MTN Nigeria and deliver its network optimization services to enable the African operator to continue delivering quality services to its customers. This contract is an endorsement of the proven value which Motorola's optimization services can bring to a network operator both in the reduction in operating costs, and in the continuity and availability of resources," said Eric Pradier, vice president services, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility EMEA.

For more information on Motorola's network optimization services please visit: http://www.motorola.com/services

About Motorola
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit http://www.motorola.com/

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Source: Motorola

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