Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria, has introduced a special data offer that would enable its customers surf the internet at a reasonably modest rate.
The special data package tagged: Airtel Magic Box offer, empowers Airtel customers to enjoy internet services at a discounted rate from as low as 0.1 kobo per MB, depending on customer’s allocated Pay As You Go data band.
The offer, designed for prepaid customers, has nine different PAYU bands, the highest of which provides customers with up to 1GB data bundle.
To enjoy the latest data product from Airtel, customers are to dial *758*2# to confirm their respective band and start browsing with ease.
Speaking on the offer, the Chief Marketing Officer, Olu Akanmu, said the launch of Airtel Magic Box further demonstrates the brand’s assurance to Nigerians in its recent brand promise captured in the ongoing advertising campaign of all media platforms that says: Nigeria, we’ve got you covered.
According to Mr. Akanmu: “Airtel’s broadband superiority draws from its 3.75G service widest coverage in Nigeria. Nigerians are assured of the enormous benefits of joining the nation’s network of choice.Airtel by its Magic Box offer of 0.1k per MB access to the internet is saying to Nigerians, we have got you covered to surf and play abundantly on the internet.”
He further added that the new data offering was coming on the heels of the company’s recent brand campaign break to multiply the options to customers who may wish to take advantage of the acclaimed strength and quality service that the network offers.
It would be recalled that speaking at last Tuesday’s unveiling of Airtel’s new campaign in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Segun Ogunsanya, said the new campaign was necessary to draw attention to the enormous capacity of its network and its sweeping coverage of the length and breadth of the country.
Meanwhile, Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, on Thursday announced the appointment of Ms. Charity Chanda Lumpa as the Managing Director of Airtel’s operation in Zambia with effect from May 1, 2013. Speaking on the appointment, George Sokota, Chairman of Airtel’s operation in Zambia, said: “I am delighted at Charity’s appointment, which is in line with Airtel’s stated philosophy of promoting local talent in Africa. She has an exceptional track record of accomplishments at top management level in private, public and international organizations and I am confident that with her rich experience she will grow the organization from strength to strength.” Jayant Khosla, CEO (Airtel Africa Anglophone Region), added: “Airtel is extremely pleased at the appointment of its first lady Managing Director in Africa. It has been our endeavour to consciously promote diversity within the employee base and provide opportunities to women employees, particularly in leadership positions. I firmly believe in the continued growth of our Zambian operation and I’m confident that this exceptional team will continue to deliver innovative and best-in-class mobile services for all our stakeholders under her leadership.” Lumpa, a Zambian national, holds an MBA in Finance.
She is back in her home country after a six-month stint in Lome, Togo, where she was the Head of Ecobank Group Credit Administration.
Prior to her current appointment, she acted as Managing Director for Ecobank in Zambia.
Before joining the banking industry, she was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Zambia National Tourist Board. Great talent continues to be the source of competitive advantage for Airtel Africa.
David Ssegawa, Chief Human Resources Officer, Airtel Africa, says: “In order to drive sustainable business growth in all our markets, it is key that we consciously build a robust and diverse pipeline of African leaders who will take this business to the next level. Over the last two and a half years, we have built our talent strategy around three key pillars, namely; the aggressive search for and recruitment of top African talent into very senior roles at both the Head-quarters and Country operations, the design and delivery of world-class Leadership development programmes in collaboration with best-in-class institutions like Havard and INSEAD; and the creation of a winning culture in an exciting place where people are engaged and inspired to realize their full potential.” Ssegawa adds: “Our recent appointment of a Nigerian CEO & MD for Nigeria and the appointment of a first lady Zambian MD for our Zambia business are key milestones alongside our people agenda for Africa.”