BrandArena: Airtel Unveils iPhone 5s in Nigeria

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Airtel Unveils iPhone 5s in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with leading mobile phone maker, Apple, to officially unveil the iPhone 5s in Nigeria - becoming the first mobile telecommunications services provider in the county 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, saying the partnership is a demonstration of Apple’s trust in Airtel and indeed in Nigeria.

Ogunsanya who was represented by Nitin Anand, Vice President, Products and Innovation, added that the partnership underscores Airtel’s unwavering commitment to its vision of becoming Nigeria’s number 1 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,” he said.