Lagos - The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDAN) disclosed plans to launch two locally-manufactured mobile phone brands next month.
The President of the association, Godfrey Iyke Nwosu, said the made-in-Nigeria phone brands would be the outcome of a joint venture among 20 Nigerian investors who have pooled resources to introduce devices that will cater for local market needs.
The two new phone brands, according to him, will be called iQ and MaxTel.
Nwosu said that PAPDAN had identified a growing appetite for cutting-edge technologies among Nigerian telecoms consumers.
The two phone brands will cater for the medium and smart phone segments so as to offer choice to consumers, Nwosu said.
The PAPDAN President said the planned introduction of the new phones would provide home-grown solutions for the Nigerian technology market.
PAPDAN, a group representing the interest of phone dealers in Ikeja Computer Village, the nation’s largest market cluster for technology products and services, has a membership strength of over 3 000 businesses.
Members of PAPDAN occupy a crucial place in the retail end of the tech market, as they sell in excess of 2 million units of phones and allied devices monthly into Nigeria and several economies across West Africa.
– CAJ News