Airtel, second largest operator in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel has further consolidated its market position and has now become the second largest operator in Nigeria.

According to Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the market regulator, Airtel has shown continued growth trajectory placing Airtel as the second largest operator in terms of customers. As on February 2014, Airtel had 26,194,336 customers.

Congratulating the team, Christian de Faria, CEO, Airtel Africa said, “This is a remarkable feat for Airtel, demonstrating that our investments, aimed at ensuring a superior experience for our customers in Nigeria, are bearing fruit. It is also a clear indication of the trust that a growing sector of the population have started to have in us.”

“This achievement has not come easy and I must congratulate the Airtel team in Nigeria. Nigeria continues to be a very competitive telecoms market and our intention is to ensure that we continue to innovate and make life easier for our customers,” added Faria.

Airtel Nigeria’s chief executive officer & managing director, Segun Ogunsanya said, “We are extremely pleased that Nigerians are expressing confidence in our network and we will continue to excite and delight them with innovative and affordable mobile telecommunications solution.”

Since the launch in 2010, Airtel has invested over $1.7 bn to expand network capacity and deepen quality in Nigeria, in a bid to achieve world class service quality. The company’s launch of its market-leading 3.75G service in March 2012 and the subsequent rollout, has offered unparalleled, high-speed mobile Internet, across the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.

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