Airtel Nigeria's subscriber base reaches 20 millionBy XINHUA | Thursday, August 9 2012 at 16:24
Bharti Airtel, a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, on Thursday said the company now has more than 20 million subscribers in Nigeria, up from 14.5 million in 2010 when it took over the network from Zain.
Mr Rajan Swaroop, the Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Nigeria, told a news conference in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub, that the increase represented a 38 per cent jump.
He said the increase in the subscriber base showed that the company was dedicated to meeting its customers needs.
Mr Swaroop said that Airtel had within two years of its operations invested $1.2 billion in facilities to strengthen its services.
According to the CEO the company would soon add 2,000 km of fibre cable to its network to overcome a challenge posed by increasing data usage.
He said work was currently going on on an additional 700 km of fibre cable.
Mr Rajan said the firm would continue to invest until it became the best brand in Nigeria.
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