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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

SwiftVoice phone service makes a debut

Upcoming provider of reliable broadband data, Internet and phone services to small and medium enterprises, Swift Networks Limited, has commenced offering of its phone services, known as SwiftVoice.

Managing Director, Swift Networks Limited, Mr. Charles Anudu, who revealed this to newsmen in Lagos, said that their services are affordable, with superior call quality, which is bundled with broadband service.

This, he said, is coming in less than one year after it had a commercial launch of Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX), which is a wireless broadband service.

According to him, the phone service launched at just concluded Computer, Telecommunications and Office Equipment (CTO) exhibition in Lagos, is to take its customers to the next level definition of communication using broadband Internet.

He added that with this service, customers would be able to subscribe to simple, affordable and high-quality telephone services, alone or bundled with broadband Internet.

“Swift would be the first widely deployed wireless broadband company to offer affordable and feature-rich local and international telephone services in Nigeria,” he said.

The new service, he also said, is unique because it is a facilities-based phone service specifically designed for use over Swift’s broadband network.

“As a result, the service will provide customers with exceptional call quality and an array of enhanced features,” Mr. Anudu said, stressing that the service would run off Swift’s newly installed switch, which is capable of handling both Internet Protocol (IP) and Plain Old Telephone System (POTS) calls.

Mr. Anudu further informed that the whole broadband Internet and voice project has been executed with inputs from world-class innovative communications companies including Motorola, Eagle Telephonics and Cisco Systems whose terminal devices have been tested and adopted for this project.

“In the same way that Swift broadband Internet is bringing reliable and affordable services to Nigerians, SwiftVoice would change the way people use the telephone,” he declared, adding that his firm is excited to bring these benefits into the nation’s market, especially its current and prospective subscribers who will, at last get their broadband internet access, telephone and fax services from one company and on one monthly bill.

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