Orange Niger procures financing for network expansion and 4G launch

Orange Niger procures financing for network expansion and 4G launch

Orange Niger is set to build out and modernise its network after being granted a loan of XOF31 billion (US$56.3 million) by Coris Bank Niger.

The operator has also stated its intention of obtaining a 4G licence in order to launch an LTE and LTE-A offering before the end of 2020, reports CommsUpdate.

CEO Souleymane Diallo said: “This important financing agreement with Coris Bank International once again reflects the strength of our recovery plan put in place since the takeover of Orange Niger by Zamani Com in November 2019, and which is already reflected in significant growth in all of our indicators.”

“Our objective is clear, we want to be the digital operator of reference in Niger, and that means upgrading your network with the very latest technologies. We will now get down to modernising the network in the next three months, before proceeding with the launch of our new brand”, concluded Diallo.

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