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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Globacom adds another innovation with BlackBerry

Remmy Nweke

GLOBACOM, the Second National Operator (SNO), has added another innovation into its basket of Value Added Services (VAS), introducing BlackBerry Enterprise Solution (BES) on the network.

BlackBerry, according to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Mohammed Jameel, would create ripples in corporate Nigerians attitude to mobile communications.

BlackBerry comes with avalanche of VAS including the ability to provide secure, wireless access to electronic mail (e-mail), corporate data, phone, web and organizer features.

Professionals using BlackBerry, also have the chance of real-time access to email and other important information when away from the office and IT departments could centralize administration and management of all the handhelds.

Mr. Jameel noted that despite starting late in the nation’s telecom sector, Globacom has within a space of three years traversed the map of Nigeria with its infrastructure and roll out.

He also said that the operator has two missions, namely how to build the biggest network in Africa and how it would add value to the end-users.

The COO further disclosed that Glo has reached 9 million subscriber-base within this space of time.

With the introduction of BlackBerry, he said, Glo is transforming the enlarged voice market to data market, such as using Short Messaging Service (SMS) to e-mail and vice versa.

Endorsing the product as the chairman of the occasion, Chairman, Shell Nigeria, Mr. Basil Omiyi, said he was not taken aback by the advancement of the network, given their antecedent for innovation and development.

Pointing out that above all the benefits of BlackBerry, it gives in addition, peace of mind for busy executives.

He therefore, called on Nigerians especially corporate executives to exploit the product as he believed it would be a good business module.

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