Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Enugu applauds Multi-Links entrance into South-East

The deputy governor of Enugu State, Chief Sunday Onyebuchi has pledged the support of the Enugu State government to telecommunications operators, especially Multi-Links Telkom.

Giving this assurance at the weekend, while welcoming Multi-Links Telkom team to the coal city on courtesy visit, Onyebuchi noted that the support has become necessary to encourage operators like Multi-Links Telkom to tap the Eastern market as they offer reliable and variety of Value Added Services (VAS), which include voice, data and Internet.

Chief Onyebuchi who represented the State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, while welcoming the team led by the Multi-Links Telkom Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CCAO), Mrs. Ijeoma Abazie, commended the operator for its excellent pedigree in service quality.

“We are happy to receive you into Enugu to offer your services to our people. Multi-Links is not a new name to me having being used to the service outside Enugu. We appreciate your presence in the state, we are encouraged by your coming and we would encourage our people to patronize you,” he said.

The Deputy Governor, who noted that recent development in the telecommunications sector of the economy had brought about strong competition among the operators, further said that both the operators and the people stand to benefit from such healthy competition since the operators are bound to offer high quality service and competitive tariffs to the consumers.

He pointed out that the government in the state had put in place the necessary infrastructure for investments to thrive, in the spirit of public-private sector partnership, and promised that Enugu government would provide all the necessary encouragement for Multi-Links to grow its business in the state.

To demonstrate government’s enthusiasm in partnering with Multi-Links, he said that the relevant government representatives would immediately commence discussions with Multi-Links to workout modalities for exploring the data and Internet services as a tool for enhancing government’s operations and efficiency within the system.

Abazie who was accompanied on the courtesy visit by Messrs Dumisani Mthethwa (Executive Sales), Chukwunonso Inoma (Executive, South East), Sonny Nwokoro (Acting Executive, Marketing, Olubayo Abiodun (Manager, Corporate Affairs) and Miss. Nkiru Uchenna (Sales Coordinator, South East), informed the deputy governor that Multi-Links was willing to offer attractive packages to the government to make administration less cumbersome.

She said that Multi-Links is committed to enhancing good governance by making its platform available for integrated communications platform at affordable rate for the civil service machinery of the Enugu State government. According to her Multi-Links aside from offering voice services has other service offerings including data and Internet.

She equally said that the government could as well take advantage of the 1x EV-Do and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) services as a faster and cheaper route for connectivity within the government machineries.

Mrs. Abazie further said that Multi-Links Telkom was willing to provide a special product known as Close User Group (CUG) to help government run an internal communications network at an efficient cost to the government.

She stressed that the CUG works more or less like the conventional intercom because of its low cost and management attributes, stressing that CUG is more flexible in terms of mobility thereby making it possible for the civil service personnel on CUG service to be reached even on the go.

“The CUG has the combined character of both intercom and the conventional mobile phone,” she explained, and expressed gratitude to the government of Enugu State for the offer of support to Multi-Links.

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