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IT marketers groan under poor internet connections

By Charles Mgbolu
The almost rampant unstable internet connectivity bedeviling internet providers in the country is gradually beginning to take its toll on the poor IT marketer on the street. Users of some of these internet facilities experience frustration when servers run very slow or not all and browsing becomes a nightmare.

CyberLIFE gathered that marketers for some of these new and upcoming internet providers are beginning to find marketing the company’s internet provision services an uphill task as each day passes by.

According to some of them who spoke to CyberLIFE on the condition of anonymity, the unsatisfying browsing experience witnessed almost on a daily basis now has led to many of their clients losing faith in their services. The marketers say they are roughly yelled at and occasionally rudely walked out of offices by owners whom they had visited to patronise their company’s internet provision services or renew an already existing account.

One such marketer who simply identified herself as Bose, said her boss has threatened to sack her if her sales target of one million naira is not met at the end of the month. Despite frantic explanations from Bose, her boss has refused to budge. Another female marketer, Hannah had her salary slashed last month and she may be shown the way out at the end of this month.

Experts in the field have already leveled this internet malfunction against a host of problems: from too heavy file downloads to configuration issues all of which are beyond the control of the marketer.

Hannah says “its really scary to come to work now everyday” but this is a ghost she must confront or join the ever growing league of the unemployed- a staggering figure that makes looking for another job a wasted option as there seems to be none out there anymore.

All hope is however not lost yet as there is an accelerating demanding need for internet access in the country and people may still patronise these internet service providers after all.


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