Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Visafone is 4th largest mobile operator - NCC

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Visafone Communications Limited, has been pronounced the fourth largest mobile phone operator, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) website, as at December 31, 2008.

Based on the figures released for the period ending December 2008, Visafone had 2,205,868 million subscribers, thus emerging CDMA leader operating in Nigeria, and coming closely behind the trio of Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) operators.

Founded by renowned banker and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) philanthropist, Mr. Jim Ovia, Visafone launched over a year ago and has grown its subscriber-base beyond the 2.2m figure to about 2.7m subscribers as at end of February 2009.

The unprecedented and astronomical growth, as affirmed by the Head, Communications at Visafone, Mr. Toni Kan Onwudi, has been traced to Visafone’s well articulated entry strategy, which hinges on an aggressive pan-Nigerian rollout in 12 states and over 40 cities at inception, low priced handset strategy and superior network centered on excellent quality of service, wide coverage and superb call clarity.

He further said that Visafone, which currently has  coverage in 22 states and over 170 cities and towns across Nigeria has in its employ over 1000 Nigerians in various capacities.

A press statement from his office promised that Visafone would continue its aggressive growth across the nation to cover the 36 states while continuing to empower Nigerians by offering employment to another 3000 Nigerians in the next two to three years.

ITRealms Online recalled that Visafone roll out commercial operations on February 22, 2008 and has in that short space of time garnered over 10 industry awards including Best Telecom Brand and ICT Company of the year to validate its promise to spread the joy of communication across Nigeria by offering Nigerians a passport to reach the world.

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