Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We value Nigeria’s market – Ceragon boss

The worldwide president of Israeli-headquartered Ceragon Networks Limited, Mr. Ira Palti has said that they value the Nigerian market hence the kind of investment the company has made late.

Some of these investments include manpower development which he said, has grown from about three to over 40 within a few years.

He also said that the objective of Ceragon is to ensure that operators in the ICT have the ability to provide service and grow Information Technology market in addition to encourage growth and end-users’ emancipation from unreliable services.

Briefing newsmen at the official opening of the Nigerian office in Lagos, Mr. Palti said the value rating of Nigerian market by Ceragon gave rise to the level of investment the company has made into the market.

Earlier in his remarks, the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Dr. Bashir Gwandu, who represented the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) assured investors in the ICT sector of the Commission’s support in making enabling environment available for them to operate.

He also revealed that NCC is working the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to fast-track the deployment of spectrum on 700 Mega Hertz.

President of Africa Region at Ceragon, Mr. John Earley, pointed out that they really worked very hard to get networks to work with them so as to sustain their services and satisfy consumers and regulator’s demands on quality of service.

“We shall continue to invest,” he asserted.

For the country manager, Mr. Bekele Tadesse said that the visit by the global president of Ceragon to Nigeria to commission the Lagos office is a mark of commitment to this market by the company.

Also, he said, they have grown the employee with about 99 per cent of them being Nigerians, adding that Ceragon as a leader in its area is here to build services for the operators to optimize.

According to him, Ceragon is involving local dealers of its projects by training on how the products work and how to support such services to.

He cited on the company’s Long Haul, otherwise known as Evolution Series Internet Protocol (IP) which is a versatile and cost-effective microwave radio solution for long distance, high capacity telecommunications networks.

This, he explained allows carriers to smoothly migrate from legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) to all-IP, satisfying the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth, while keeping revenue generating on second generation (2G) or third generation (3G) services intact.

Remmy Nweke

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