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Sunday, February 26, 2006

MTSFirst rolls out in Ibadan

National telecom operator and long distance services provider, MTSFirst Wireless has rolled out its services in the city of Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.

This comes in the wake of advanced plans to also roll out in the Garden City of Port Harcourt and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Head, Corporate Affairs at MTS, Mr. Reuben Muoka made this disclosure and said that Ibadan has joined the network with the commissioning of services in the city Thursday.

Recalling that this came on the heels of commercial launch of the firm’s Abeokuta network few weeks ago, just as Mr. Muoka noted that the latest commissioning of Ibadan network is an indication of how prepared the operator is.

According to him, MTSFirst Wireless plan to roll out aggressively to cover 24 cities with a target of 350,000 fixed and mobile telephony subscribers across the country is a keen one.

He also said, Ibadan subscribers would also enjoy Short Messaging Service (SMS), Internet and other Value Added Services (VAS) available on the MTSFirst’s Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA2000 1x) wireless telephony network.

He quoted the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MTSFirst, Mr. Damoye Oyesiku, as saying that the commissioning of the network in Ibadan avails residents and corporate organizations the opportunity to enjoy the types of affordable wireless telephony services being enjoyed in Lagos and Abeokuta.

Mr. Oyesiju also said that MTS First Wireless is excited about its continuous expansion, especially to the Ibadan.

"But we are more excited that our Ibadan subscribers would share in our vision to be the local telecoms champion providing our customers with simple, dependable and affordable communication services", he asserted.

MTSFirst services include integrated telephony services including wireless voice telephony and Internet services using desktop and mobile phone handsets.

Mr. Muoka further said that subscribers on the Ibadan MTSFirst network would be on numbering scheme 02-70 XXXX.

Also available on the network include Ojoo, Agbowo, Sango, Mokola, Dugbe, University of Ibadan, old and new Bodija, and all the surrounding areas.

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