Nortel has opened an office in Nigeria to meet increasing demand for communications in Western Africa.

 

The Lagos office will enhance Nortel's presence in the region, where it also has offices in Johannesburg, Algiers, Tunis and Cairo. With forecasts predicting that Africa will add a further 200 million telecom customers by 2013 to the existing 370 million, over half of this will come from the Western Africa region.

 

Michel Clement, vice president of Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Nortel, said: “Western Africa, including Nigeria, is one of the top ten fastest growing mobile markets in the world. Growth is fuelled by investments in the region's energy producing infrastructure and effective communications plays a major part in economic development and investment progress.

 

“Nortel is strongly committed to our customers in Western Africa and the opening of our new office in Lagos will help us serve this region in a faster and more efficient manner.”