InterC Network begins 4G service
Intercellular Nigeria Limited, provider of Fixed and Mobile services has rolled out 4GLTE services,with the first phase of its operations and services in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kaduna.
The firm plans to rollout services in other states.
Speaking at an event to announce commercial service launch, the Chief Executive Officer, Emad Sukker said: “This formal launch marks the inauguration of our first set of services – extraordinary high speed data services – through the deployment of 800MHz spectrum band 20, one of the frequency bandwidths assigned us by the Nigerian Communications Commission. I am proud to state that our excellent and affordable data packages, which will be announced subsequently, will serve as the standard bearer for our subsequent product and service rollouts.”
According to him, the world is tilting towards more data usage and the vision of the company is to achieve one million mark in the next couple of months with the latest technology, the Long term evolution 4G(LTE).
He admitted that telecommunication service is a serious business and InterC has the assets to unlock and operate a full-scale telecom operation.
“We have phased out CDMA technology completely, what we are offering is LTE /4G and not GSM technology. And this is not to undermine the GSM technology.
He further stated that “ according to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), statistics, the country has 149 million active subscribers and yet some areas are still under served. There is stillroom for market share in the economy. There are some hiccups but it doesn’t undermine the strength of the economy. With the appropriate strategy, we can overcome the challenges and make profit in naira and not dollar.
“We plan to expand the broadband portfolio which is not a problem because our technical partner, Huawei is always ready for infrastructural expansion”.
The CEO maintained that Nigeria has huge investments potential and is merely scratching the surface in terms of telecoms achievement because people still need high speed internet.
However, he disclosed that infrastructure will continue to drive telecoms investment because in the next three to four years, Nigeria would be talking of 5G.
Speaking on the determination of the company to become a leading telecoms company and actively promote the expansion of broadband services in Nigeria by enabling their customers to live better-connected lives, Sukker attributed the current achievement to the forthrightness and foresight of the company’s board of directors.“The modest journey to where we are today began, when our Board of Directors gave us the nod to redirect the business in a way that would make it become a major provider of telecommunications solutions in the country. Through hard work and commitment of our team, unwavering support and encouragement of the Board of Directors, we are on the precipice of achieving this milestone.
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