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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Indian delegation for WAFRITEL

A delegation of Indian telecommunications companies are expected to grace the 10th West African International Telecommunications and Information Communications Technology exhibition (W.Afri.Tel 2010), which commences in Lagos on Tuesday, next week.
The delegation is coming under the auspices of Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC)of India, with the support of the Indian government.

Already, ITRealms Online, gathered that the delegation has secured prime spots at the three-day W.Afri.Tel exhibition at the New Eko Expo Hall, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island.

According to the organizers, a press statement from the Indian High Commission in the country and signed by the Head, Chancery, Mr. Raj Kumar, underscored the importance of the delegation’s visit which depicts Nigeria as high-profile in telecommunications market.

“We are pleased to inform you that Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council, Government of India will be bringing a high-level telecom trade delegation for exclusively promoting telecommunications and related services from India to Lagos from 1st to 3rd June, 2010,” he said, stressing that the delegation would be participating in the 10th West African International Telecommunications Exhibition and Conference.

“This delegation represents a very major area of focus of our bilateral trade and economic relations which will eventually lead to a mutual beneficial cooperation,” Mr. Kumar said.

Validating this development, the Editor-in-Chief of IT & Telecom Digest, sole Nigeria agent for the show, Mr. Mkpe Abang, said the delegation has since booked several a very impressive and sizeable space, which will serve as a pavilion specifically for their members to exhibit during the expo.

“I am pleased to confirm that the TEPC of India, has indeed booked a very impressive space to exhibit at this year’s W.Afri.Tel; and it is quite clear that the Indians mean business by making this visit at such an opportune moment, to exhibit in West Africa’s premier ICT show,” Abang declared.

Noting that this is coming at a time when Bharti recently consummated the deal to purchasing Zain’s Africa operations, of which Zain Nigeria is the largest of this operation, the Indian trade mission’s visit and exhibition at W.Afri.Tel 2010 is a clear demonstration and testimony to the fact that any investment made in the Nigerian telecom industry is high-income yielding both in the short and long term.


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