At a media interaction with journalists at the weekend, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of the telecoms firm,
He explained that the firm's subscriber number jumped from 15.3 million last year to 19.5 million this year, which is a 15 per cent growth.
While noting the telecoms firm has continued to invest in network expansion to offer top-rated quality services to its growing subscribers, Willsher, however, said the company has not been making profits.
"We have been investing back into the business all the revenue we make into further investing and we're not yet close to breaking even But we are optimistic that, encouraged by the growth we are seeing and our rating by the regulator as leader on quality service delivery, we would soon be making profits; but as of now, we are not profitable," he said.
Willsher stated that
"We want to be the best quality network. We want to have superior mobile broadband experience. As such we continue to invest heavily on the network to ensure that we dimension or network to cope with the number of subscribers we have on our network. Today, we are about the only operators with about 99 per cent uptime in service delivery," he added.
Giving details how it was able to achieve and maintained the feat for six years running, Willsher said the firm has been involved in good planning in terms of the volume of connectivity recorded so far, heavy investments in terms of network rollout, commitment in terms of staff dedication to duty, and 24 hours regular maintenance of its base stations and sites in terms of prompt fixing of faults as they occur.
Speaking further, the Director, Engineering,
Ogunbambi explained that
So, the investment we are making will make us achieve our goal of best quality service, improved network and rich contents, reduction in drop calls, slow data access and so on," he said.
He also stated that
Meanwhile, Wilsher promised to ensure that his tenure is synonymous with superlative services for the subscribers, even as he urged the industry regulator to continue creating an enabling environment and a level-playing growth for all the players by implementing to the letter, all its initiatives aimed at sustaining healthy competition in the industry.
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