Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Starcomms lifts telecentre operators with solar chargers

Fourth largest telecommunications network, Starcomms Plc, has lifted telecentre operators with solar chargers.

The solar battery charger is a portable device that is easy to use and environment friendly, competing effectively with regular source of power.

This, the operator said results into the solar devices which could be exposed to daylight.

Through clear medium, the solar power battery charger converts the sun rays into low voltage DC electricity, providing power that could be stored or used.

Speaking on chief executive officer, Starcomms Mr. Maher Qubain said that by providing these solar chargers to some telecentre operators, their experience concerning power cut in the country would change.

“I have always tried to empathize with these Telecenter operators each time there is a power cut in my office or home for hours. I always wondered how these low scale entrepreneurs cope. At Starcomms we always look for the best way to solve problems so that business can move forward for us and those working with us. So we came up with this solar charger solution for our associates,” he said.

The problem of epileptic power supply, he noted, has forced many businesses in the country to collapse especially in the last one year.

As said by him, among the worst hit were the call centers that always need electricity to remain in business.

“This is due to the fact that as more calls were made from these call centre telephones, the shorter the life span of the telephone batteries,” he declared.

Therefore, the challenge of charging, he said, is heightened by the fact that access to electricity in
the street is limited even when there is constant supply from the established agency.

With the device under the table, he pointed out that telecenter operators could take on as many customers as they want on a phone in a day.

Indirect Sales Manager, Starcomms, Mr. Tunde Odetunde, while presenting one of the devices on behalf of the company, to Mr. Kayode Agboola, whose telecenter is located at Adetokunbo Ademola junction in Victoria Island, commended the centre operator, reiterated the commitment of the network operator.

“Our commitment to providing quality, cutting-edge and affordable telecommunications services drives us beyond the primary products that we offer. We always endeavor to be socially responsible by looking at ways that we can help our stakeholders to mitigate the effect of the economic challenges on their businesses,” he said.

Odetunde said that it is for this reason that they have continued to bring in innovative products that could enhance their performance. “However, this solar device gifts to telecenters are for those who have against all odds continued to sustain a high tempo in their call center businesses,” he said.

Another recipient of the solar charging device, Miss Yemisi Fagbamigbe located at Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos was full of excitement as she received the solar charger.

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