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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NSN reiterates commitment, opens office

Acclaimed leader in telecom infrastructure, solutions and services, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has reiterated its commitment to the Nigeria’s telecom market by officially opening its office in Banana Island axis of Lagos.
Speaking at the interactive session with journalists at the Lagos office, the Head, Africa Region, Nokia Siemens Networks, Mr. Dimitri Diliani, said that NSN has a vision in Africa of ‘Internet for every African’ and Nigeria is an important country in achieving this vision.
As part of the company’s renewed focus on the African continent, he said, Nokia Siemens Networks restructured and separated its Africa operations at the beginning of 2011.
The African market, he said, no doubt has continued to grow at a strong pace and NSN felt the need to provide additional focus to support this growth, hence the office in Nigeria.
“Our new office in Lagos will serve as an integral part of our strategy to strengthen our operations in the continent and deliver superior services to our customers,” Dimitri said.
He also proclaimed the appointment of the former Head of Sales at MTN Group in Africa, Mr. Raphael Udeogu, as the new country director for Nigeria.
Dimitri noted that Mr. Udeogu is a Nigerian national with over 23 years experience and a holder of Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from the United States.
He added that Udeogu joined Nokia Siemens Networks as part of the company’s acquisition of the wireless network infrastructure assets of Motorola Solutions in April 2011, stressing that at Motorola Networks, he served as the Senior Director for Motorola sales for Sub-Sahara Africa region and held multiple leadership positions in sales across the African continent and in the United States of America.
Head, Communication and Marketing, Nokia Siemens Networks in the country, Ms Ify Isinguzo said that the opening of new office was witnessed by Mrs. Lolia Emakpore, Director, Policy & Competition, Nigeria Communication Commission; Mr. Adebiyi F. Mabadeje, Honourable Commissioner, Science & Technology; Mr. Tokunbo Fashola, Consultant to the Governor, ICT; Mr. Walter L. von den Driesch, Consul General, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany; Ms. Arja Koski Representative of Ambassador of Finland; among other dignitaries and company executives.
For the head, Corporate Communications – Africa, Mr. Carlyle Fernandez who was accompanied by the Director of Corporate Communications, Mr. Azizi, Nokia Siemens Networks is focused on innovation and sustainability, adding that the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services.
NSN, he said, is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world, operating in 150 countries with its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland.

Remmy Nweke
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