Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Etisalat interconnects key operators

Fifth Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) operator, Etisalat Nigeria Limited, has concluded interconnected with some key operators in the nation’s telecom market, mostly on the GSM platform.

Plans are up to continuously interconnect with other operators on various platforms.

This development came as Etisalat has finalized agreement and practical assessment of the viable installation of equipments at relevant locations, just as it promises on quality of service.

Affirming this during the Etisalat Day at the just concluded W.Afri.Tel, chief executive, Mr. Saoud Al Shamsi, in a message delivered on his behalf by the Director, Government Relations, Ibrahim Dikko, stated that the telco is much concerned about quality of service.

“We are not driven by profits to rush to sell services that are not robust. Our objective is to give consumers a world-class GSM network,” he said, adding that its service offering will be simple but of superior quality.

He stressed that at all times the company would show that it is a caring network.

Also speaking after a tour of Etisalat stand, the Lagos State Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Mr. Jide Sanwo-Olu, expressed delight at the assurance he got from Etisalat to offer world-class services, saying telecom customers are eager to enjoy quality services just like they do in other markets.

For the Managing Director, Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), Makanjuola Alabi, described Etisalat stand as excellent.

ITRealms Online notes that this year’s edition was the first for Etisalat at the W.Afri.Tel expo.
The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe commended Etisalat, enjoining them to ensure they roll out commercially with quality services so that the populace would be happy with the telco.

Reiterating that the commission has emphasized adequate preparation and readiness as key imperatives in the roll out of services by GSM operators.

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