Airtel bags triple industry awards

Posted: September 11, 2012 in airtel

Leading telecommunication services provider, Airtel Nigeria Saturday night clinched three industry Awards at the prestigious 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards.

The telecoms operator beat off challenges from other competitors to emerge the Industry’s Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the year and Consumer Friendly Operator of the year at the well-attended event marked by a huge presence of dignitaries from both the private and public sectors.

According to Awards’ citations, Airtel emerged overall best in the three categories following its enviable strides in charting new paths in meeting the demands and needs of its esteemed stakeholders through superior brand experience, a rich portfolio of innovative products and services ranging from exciting voice solutions to inventive data packages and mobile broadband.

Specifically, Airtel was commended for delighting “telecoms consumers in Nigeria with pocket-friendly and innovative offerings, bonuses, and exceptional customer relations policy.”

Speaking at the occasion held at the Incubator Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Telecommunications Awards, Chief Alex Akinyele said the awards are sustained by credibility, describing the Industry event as the most credible in the Nigerian Telecoms space.

He pledged that the Board of Trustees will continue to live above board to retain the credibility of the Awards among stakeholders.

Also speaking at the occasion, the pioneer Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, in his speech, commended the organizers of the Awards saying, “though a lot of progress has been made since the advent of telecommunications in Nigeria, initiatives such as the telecoms awards spur further development that can ensure that Nigeria keeps pace with developments and innovations across the world.”

Some of the notable dignitaries at the event were the Executive Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Rauf Aregbesola, His Deputy, Mrs Grace Titi-Laoye Tomori, the pioneer Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Ernest Ndukwe, former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, former Minister of Communications, Chief Olawale Ige and former Minister of Defence and Communications, Bello Halilu Mohammed.

Airtel was represented at the event by Jaideep Paul, Chief Finance Officer; Awadesh Kumar Kalia, Chief Technical Officer; Ajay Bakshi, Customer Services Delivery Director; Adebayo Osinowo, Regional Operations Director, Lagos Region and Solanke Abimbola, Financial Controller.

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers.

In Africa, the airtel brand is present in both Francophone and Anglophone markets spanning Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. In these countries, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 262 million customers across its operations at the end of July 2012

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