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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

MTN supports Nigeria Digital Sense forum’10

LEADING Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, has finalized plans to back this year’s edition of the Nigeria Digital Sense forum scheduled to take place in April with focus on Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Disclosing this, the Corporate Service Executive, MTN Nigeria, Mr. Wale Goodluck said the forum which has the theme ‘Five Years of IGF: Way Forward for Nigeria’ has become imperative more so now that the mobile operator has attained data roaming services in over 55 countries across the world and with the MTN 3.5G mobile broadband service gaining momentum in the Nigerian market.

He noted that at the national Internet Governance roundtable tagged the Nigeria Digital Sense forum, slated to hold at the Golden Gate Ikoyi-Lagos on Friday, April 16, 2010, MTN is expected to showcase its internet products including the data access for the Nigerian travelling public and the 3.5G mobile broadband.

“MTN GPRS network covers over 116 networks in 55 counties,” he declared.

He also said that MTN 3.5G mobile broadband service opens up a whole new dimension of fast and simple working and harnesses the advantages of mobility, taking internet access in Nigeria to new level.

“It helps you stay connected at almost any time, and makes your business and personal information and entertainment as mobile as you are, when you’re working within MTN’s coverage areas,” Goodluck said.

He further said that with 3.5G broadband service, MTN customers would benefit from downloading data at a speed up to 4-5 times faster than currently available in the market, hence, offering for the first time a mobile experience that could truly be described as broadband.

“Where 3G HSDPA coverage is not available, customers will be able to use MTN’s GPRS/EDGE network that already covers most of Nigeria,” he asserted.

Emphasizing that BlackBerry from MTN provides customers with email, calendar, personal contacts and tasks as well as allows them to stay connected with their offices while roaming.

Reacting to the development, the Executive Director, Digital Sense Africa (DSA), the organizers of the forum, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke said that MTN’s range of coverage across several regions of the world gives the telco an unreserved advantage to deliver on customers’ data needs.

While applauding MTN for choosing to enlighten Nigerians more, especially on its Internet related products via the forum, she noted that MTN was the first to introduce prepaid Blackberry service in the country, thereby boosting Internet access among its teeming Nigerian subscribers.

She equally recognised that participants at the forthcoming Digital Sense forum would witness the large amount of offers from MTN and other participating companies, especially those exhibiting Internet services related products.

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