Subscribersâ€™ preference for Multi_Links Telkomâ€™s Internet service branded 3G Blue Broadband was justified at the weekend as the brand won the top most prize at the 8th Nigerian Information Technology and Telecom Awards (NITTA) 2009 held at the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotel, Lagos .
At the event which featured the first ever â€œAfrican Telecom Hall of Fame Lecture Series, Multi-Links Telkomâ€™s Internet Service riding on the EV_DO Rev.A technology was adjudged the â€œBest New Broadband Product of the Year.â€ The inaugural lecture of the series was delivered by the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Engineer (Dr.) Ernest C.A. Ndukwe.
Telkom SA, the largest fixed line operator on the African continent, the parent company of Multi_Links Telkom, was honoured at the prestigious award ceremony. It won the award of the â€œBest New Telecom Investor of the Yearâ€ for its investment acumen which led to the acquisition of Multi-Links Telecommunications Limited. The Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO), Mrs Dipuo Msimang received both awards on behalf of Multi-Links Telkom.
The award ceremony which was graced by the captains of the telecommunications industry also had in attendance top officials of the NCC and the Chairman of Zinox Computers, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh among other dignitaries. Top officials of Multi-Links Telkom present at the award night were the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Mrs. Ijeoma Abazie, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Mrs. Dipuo Msimang, Executive Product Development,Â among others.
Mr. Andre van Zyl, Rep of CIO, Mafika W. Nkanbule, Acting Executive Advertising and Promotions, Mr. Sunny Nwokoro, acting Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Olubayo Abiodun and Manager Marketing, Mr. Babawale Oluokun.
Only recently, enthusiastic Lagosians some of whom have already subscribed to the service commended the awesome speed and the plethora of capabilities of the Multi_Links Telkom EV_DO which enables them to download data and music/video down loads, email and office on the go on the internet at unbelievably high speeds that they are not accustomed to experiencing in the Nigerian market. .
Some guests at the award night also attesting to the power of the product shared their experience on the EV_DO service stating that the current speed of the Multi_Links Telkom data cardÂ was yet to be matched by the offering from any of the competitors. A subscriber who simply identified himself as an ICT freak said that he enjoys seamless connection on the Internet.
According to him, since he subscribed to Multi_Linksâ€™ EV_DO service, there was never a day that he had been disappointed on account of poor connection on the Internet or slow speed.
EV_DO â€“ is a mobile broadband service providing high speed Internet access for a wide range of applications and customers, ranging from professionals, mobile executives to students.
The CSMO, Mrs Dipuo Msimang said that she was not surprised that the brandâ€™s EV_DO product clinched the top prize in the Broadband Internet category given the high rating and patronage that the product currently enjoys across locations in Nigeria where the service is available. According to her, â€œMulti_links Telkom 3G Blue Broadband offers you an incredible web browsing experience designed for you to achieve more no matter who you are or for whatever purpose you are on the internet.â€
Explaining the uniqueness of the product, Mrs Dipuo Msimang said that this latest offering from the stable of Multi_Links Telkom for the growing tribes of telecommunications consumers in Nigeria is always on with seamless roaming and backward compatibility to 1x.
â€œThe Blue broadband Service works on the same cell sites as cell phones. Blue broadband allows you to be connected to the Internet wherever you are. You can download large work files, photos, spreadsheets and email with incredible ease and speed,â€ she said.
The CSMO noted as well that the product allows subscribers to download and run video clips in real time. Blue broadband provides you service outside of cable â€“ modem or DSL areas. You can access your corporate VPN (Virtual Private Network).
She emphasized the fact that this package is designed especially for professionals who are into heavy file download, 3D artists, Architects, Graphic Artists and other professionals. With the 3G Blue Broadband offering, she said that speed is key. â€œAnd thatâ€™s exactly what the flexible tariff plan offers you, plus supersonic speed on the Internet. So you can achieve so much more in quick time. Also cool for anyone who lo