Abuja - The eagerly-anticipated iPhone 5s smartphone is now available in Nigeria.
The availability is the culmination of a strategic partnership between the leading mobile phone maker, Apple, and Airtel Nigeria, the local telecommunications operator.
The telecommunications giant is the first mobile telecommunications services provider in Nigeria to officially seal a partnership deal with Apple.
The partnership will offer telecoms consumers across the country an opportunity to purchase the iPhones in Airtel showrooms nationwide or from the outlets of its channel/retail partners including Slot.
Speaking during an event to unveil the iPhone 5s in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, described the company’s partnership with Apple as the “coming together of two great brands.”
He said the partnership is a demonstration of Apple’s trust in Airtel and Nigeria.
He added that the partnership underscored Airtel’s unwavering commitment to its vision of becoming Nigeria’s leading mobile internet service provider.
“At Airtel Nigeria, we believe that the future of mobile telephony is mobile Internet and so we are repositioning to revolutionize this landscape with innovative value offerings and strategic partnerships. Our partnership with Apple is a glowing testimony to our desire to lead with Internet. Our enviable track record also provides us a leverage to empower more Nigerians to enjoy super-fast Internet services on their devices and mobile phones on the Airtel network,” Ogunsanya said.
Airtel has embarked on a wide-scale expansion, modernization and transformation of its network, he said.
“Our goal is to ensure that telecoms consumers enjoy the best experience on voice, visual and videoas they engage and connect with friends and family members as well as transact their businesses on the Airtel network.”
– CAJ News