JMG wins telecommunications contract in Nigeria

FG WilsonJMG, an official FG Wilson dealer in Nigeria and one of FG Wilson’s worldwide network of 370 dealers, has been appointed by the largest mobile operator in West Africa to help power a US$9.6mn modernisation of Nigeria’s mobile communications network

The project will see JMG deliver power solutions for MTN Nigeria’s network upgrade. With nearly 50 years’ experience of delivering world-class power solutions throughout Africa, JMG has been a partner of FG Wilson for 15 years.

The telecoms giant offers mobile network services and business solutions to more than 45mn subscribers and currently provides network coverage to almost 90 per cent of Nigeria’s land mass.

The power solution to be delivered for MTN by JMG will involve the installation of 12 high-capacity FG Wilson generator sets at MTN switch locations in Asaba, Lagos, Kano and Ibadan. The installation is expected to provide Nigeria with enhanced network coverage to meet the population’s increasing mobile communications capacity requirements.

The initial three-month installation project will encompass the supply and installation of six 2,000 kVA, three 1,500 kVA and three 1,250 kVA generator sets.

JMG will also be supplying high-voltage installations in order to conclude the project, company sources said.

Mazen Jubaili, JMG’s managing director, said, “We have a proven pedigree of delivering world-class power solutions for some of the most significant projects in Nigeria and it is a strong endorsement of our work that MTN Communications has entrusted us with this contract. We look forward to commencing work on the project and bringing our renowned technical expertise to bear in overcoming any challenges presented.

“By working with FG Wilson to ensure the generator sets are delivered on time, we are confident the mobile communications power infrastructure upgrade will be successfully concluded to specification and on schedule to meet the urgent demand for increased mobile network services and quality of service in Nigeria.”

Lynda Saint-Nwafor, chief technical officer of MTN Nigeria, added that JMG was ideally positioned to deliver the power infrastructure upgrade to meet their expectations.

“Building on our existing relationship with JMG, this project will enable MTN to further enhance our reputation for providing a world-class cellular network across Nigeria.”

This article originally featured in Communications Africa/Afrique Issue 6 2013

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