One of Nigeria’s leading telecom operators, UAE’s Etisalat, revealed their subscriber base increased from 6.8 million in January 2011 to 10.8 million by December 2011. Just under 59% growth.
Steven Evans, Etisalat Nigeria’s CEO, mentioned these figures in Lagos during the Etisalat Heroes Awards where the best performing distribution partners who contributed to the growth and business success of the company in Nigeria were rewarded.
The CEO thanked the distribution partners for their support in last year’s business activities and stated, “2011 was a very eventful and fruitful year for the brand and this was made possible by the fact that we are surrounded by the best business partners any young but fast growing business can hope for.”
The distribution networks of the partners which has helped to ensure the pan Nigeria distribution and penetration of Etisalat products and services were also commended for their valued efforts.
Chief Uzoma Obiyo, Multi-net Group Ltd Chairman/Group CEO, thanked Etisalat Nigeria for the gesture and described Etisalat Nigeria as a worthy and caring business partner, speaking in behalf of the winners.
He commended the company for their innovative products and services which has helped it achieve a lot in its very short time of operation in the country.
During the award, partners were rewarded in nine categories namely; Best Trade Key Account; Distribution Partner with Highest Airtime Sales; Best Data Distributor; Distribution Partner with Highest SIM Activations; Best E-Top Up Distributor; Distribution Partner with Best Dedicated Outlet; Distribution Partner with Highest SIM Registrations; Distribution Partner with Highest Dealership Growth and Distribution Partner with Best Overall Performance.
The winning partners were presented with glittering plaques, certificates and prizes like cars, inverters, heavy duty generators, refrigerators, laptops, solar notebooks, inverters, among others. The Top 3 Best Distribution Partners were the biggest winners of the night and they had a choice of choosing between a Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Prado for being the best overall performers nationally.