Nigeria’s first private telecom operator (PTO) in the moribund Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) subsector, Intercellular, yesterday relaunched as InterC with the target of capturing 10 million customers in the next five years of its operation.
Its Chief Executive Officer, Emad Sukker, who spoke in Lagos said the telco has retsrategised and entered into strategic technical and financial partnerships with leading firms, adding that the customers are in for a redefined experience on the network.
According to him, while a conglomerate in the Middle East, Telto Group, acquired 77 per cent equity in the foremost 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 800meghertz (MHz) band and in the 2.3gigahertz (GHz) .