Motorola has signed a multi-million dollar order with Zain Nigeria to expand the coverage, capacity and service quality of the operator’s existing GSM network.

With the expansion of its network and implementation of software upgrades via Motorola's Home & Networks Mobility division, Zain Nigeria will provide service to rural customers that previously did not have access to cellular coverage. The network upgrades will bring about improved coverage as well as enhanced data capabilities for mobile phone users.  
“Zain strives to offer its customers a reliable, cost effective and enhanced mobile voice and data service and our continued collaboration with Motorola provides us with the solutions we need to facilitate that improved customer experience,” says Alain Sainte-Marie, CEO, Zain Nigeria. “This expansion to rural areas throughout the country will have a positive impact on the economic and social well-being of these communities, further fulfilling and delivering on our brand promise of ‘A wonderful world’.”
The expansion project is already underway and is due for completion early in 2010. This latest network upgrade builds on Motorola’s deployment of the existing GSM network for Zain Nigeria and will substantially improve the coverage, capacity, quality of service and overall network performance available to Zain’s customers in rural areas.
“This assignment underscores Motorola’s commitment to the longstanding relationship with Zain," says Raphael Udeogu, director of sales for central and sub-Saharan Africa, Home & Networks Mobility, Motorola. "The increased network capacity being deployed will advance the way people connect and will positively impact Zain’s future telecommunications offering in Nigeria. It is also indicative of the strong relationship that we have with Zain in Nigeria and the MEA region in general.”