Airtel Nigeria, the number two mobile phone company by subscriber base in Nigeria has inked a deal Apple, markers of the iconic iPhone 5s to officially launch the smartphone in the country.
The mobile phone company says the deal makes Airtel the first mobile telecoms services provider in Nigeria to officially seal a partnership deal with Apple.
Under the agreement, consumers can purchase the iPhone 5s at Airtel stores nationwide, including those of its retail partners.
Segun Ogunsanya, CEO of Airtel Nigeria said that, “at Airtel Nigeria, we believe that the future of mobile telephony is mobile internet and so we are re-positioning to revolutionise this landscape with innovative value offerings and strategic partnerships,” he said.
According to him, “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.”
To further its quality of service (QoS), Ogunsanya said Airtel is embarking on a wide-scale expansion, modernisation and transformation of its network across Nigeria.