Monday, June 20, 2011

Glo partners Sunway on 45,000 CUG lines

The Second National Operator (SNO) Globacom has partnered a variety device marketing company, Sunway Nigeria Limited, with the aim of connect Lagos State workers on a Close User Group (CUG) platform.

Confirming this development, head of Public sector at Glo, Mr. Tunde Amunikoro said that the platform would enable the workers to communicate free of charge with one another as long as they are in the CUG.

He explained that apart from providing seamless and cost-free communication for the workers, the package would also enable the users to talk with those outside the user group at very minimal cost.

The collaboration, he said, would offer initial 20,000 handsets bundled with Glo prepaid CUG package to the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) and ultimately deliver 45,000 phones and lines to the NUT along with Glo SIMs based on their agreement.

He said that a signing ceremony for the partnership was held weekend, at the Mike Adenuga Towers headquarters of Globacom, stressing that the project is in line with Glo’s objective of easing communication in order to enhance efficiency and reduce turnaround time in public service.

“This is one way we are contributing to make the Nigerians workers happier and motivated to put in their best. At the end of the day, the country benefits more form their operations,” he said.

The Director, Sunway Mobile Ltd, Mr. Zhang Ji Gang said he was satisfied that Glo mobile has the backbone capacity and network quality to deliver quality telecoms service to the workers.

As said by him, Sunway is a major supplier to government agencies in Nigeria, adding that Globacom, through its public sector department has reached out to almost every state in the federation, providing free SIMs and directories, poverty alleviation projects and CUG facilities.

In addition, he said, the company has also collaborated with federal government agencies, the armed forces and ministries to provide stress free communication at little or no cost

Remmy Nweke
ITREALMS Online ... delivering news for ICT4D


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