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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Gilat elevates DCC gold partner, wins awards

Remmy Nweke

Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) solution provider, Digital Communications Company (DCC), and a subsidiary of the Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), has been named Gold partner by an Israeli satellite provider, Gilat.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CWG and executive director, DCC, Mr. Phillip Obioha, made this disclosure in Lagos, saying DCC was elevated gold partner by Gilat due to its excellent performance in recent times and in the West African region.

“We won this by our track records on the strength of quality services, superior relationship with Gilat and high caliber technical crew,” he said.

He also said DCC was recognized by Gilat with two awards for the sales and marketing as well as technical excellence respectively.

This, he attributed to an edge his firm has over competition in VSAT service delivery.

He stressed that DCC based on excellence not only sell VSAT but maintains VSAT hub, pointing out that core merit of the new partnership would be to crash the price of VSAT drastically.

“Another crucial advantage of the gold status is lower pricing of the VSATs, and yielding better competitive pricing advantage to DCC,” he said, even as DCC would now have unlimited access to Gilat’s websites for selected partners support as well as training options for its engineers.

Emphasising that the superior factor does not stop at the technology, but rely on robust support services offered by Gilat and DCC simultaneously.

Mr. Obioha assured on the firm’s local technical force saying they would continue to meet customers demand.

Group Managing Director, CWG, Mr. Austin Okere, lauded the government for where the economy is today, which portends a good omen for investments.

According to him, usually a year before an election and major election at that, there would be lull in business transactions.

“But that’s not the case for Nigeria this year,” he declared.

And with such environ, there is hope for the economy as there would be shorter queues at the embassies.

Director, Business Development for the Sub-Saharan Africa at Gilat Satellite Networks Limited, Mr. Nico Steenkamp, said that whatever CWG through DCC got as a reward from Gilat is merited.

“What DCC got from Gilat today, was earned and there is a good future in Nigeria and we have taken personal interest,” he said.

He later presented the awards souvenir to DCC. The award for excellence in technical service was given to Mr. Arivand Gupta, sales and marketing excellence award went to the Business Development Manager, Mr. Martins Ndigwe, while gold partner symbol was presented to Mr. Obioha.

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