Nigeria’s telecom InterC Network targets million customers


Nigeria Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) telco, Intercellular, has staged a come-back as InterC Network.It has set the target of capturing 10 million customers in the next five years of its operation.Chief Executive Officer at InterC Networks, Emad Sukker, said the telco has entered into strategic technical and financial partnerships with leading firms, adding that the customers are in for a redefined experience on the network. He also commended Yudala and others for their commitment to the brand.According to him, while a conglomerate in the Middle East, Telto Group, has acquired 77 per cent stake in the former CDMA, Huawei was selected as its technology partner to roll out services on 4G long term evolution technology (LTE). Also, he said the firm has entered into long term strategic partnership with IHS Towers for the collocation of infrastructure.He said the telco will no longer offer services via the CDMA technology but through the 4G LTE for which it has obtained the requisite spectrum in the 800 meghertz (MHz) band and in the 2.3 gigahertz (GHz).


According to him, the relaunch will cover the cities of Abuja, Kaduna and Port Harcourt while others will follow. He said the firm is relaunching to become the leading telecoms company actively promoting the expansion of broadband services to the citizens.Sucker said service quality, customers experience through the introduction of a variety of products bouquet and affordability are three elements that will drive the telcos relaunch and eventual market capture.He promised that more foreign investment will be plough into the telco & rsquo;s operation as it strives to expand its operations, adding however that broadband (data) will be the focus while voice will follow.

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