By Emma Okonji
VDT Communications, an enterprise solution provider for corporate organisations has clocked 15 years in the business of providing technology services to clients.
The company, which celebrated its achievements in the last 15 years with its partners and customers in Lagos at the weekend, renewed commitment to quality service that will drive growth in organisations, at a period when business development seems tough as a result of the harsh business environment of the country.
Speaking on the general business growth and sustainability in the country, the Managing Director of VDT Communications, Mr. Biodun Omoniyi said: “It’s been interesting running business and providing services to organisations for 15 years. Not many companies have come this far, because the Nigerian business environment is very harsh and has led to many companies going under. But for 15 years, VDT Communications has made appreciable mark in business, hence we decided to celebrate our success story in the past 15 years with our partners and friends.”
The Nigerian business environment is harsh and it is not business friendly to make investments, and no foreign investor is interested in bringing funds to invest in Nigeria at this moment of harsh business environment and this situation has left investments in the hands of local investors who are struggling to maintain their businesses in the country.
Our growth and successes achieved over the last 15 years have been centered around corporate organisations but going forward, our plans is to explore more retail business in Nigeria, in relation to our service offerings, he said.
According to Omoniyi, the company recently launched the VDT 4G LTE Advance solution, which is a retail broadband service and what it does is to deliver data to mobile devices at the speed of light. It addresses data services in desktop and mobile devices. We have the smaller units of it like MiFi that provides data signals to mobile devices that are compliant with Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. We have covered Lagos Island, Victoria Island, Ikoyi, and we are planning to cover Ikeja in Lagos, before the end of the month, he said.
“Our 4GLTE Advance is unique because it is very fast and it is based on quality service provision. We are the first company to offer 4G Advance technology and it comes with higher speed, increased capacities and bandwidth, and what this means in engineering parlance is that it provides quality service at the speed of light,” Omoniyi said.
Speaking on the need for quality service in business, Omoniyi said VDT already had over 2,500 enterprise access points in Lagos, from where it services different customers like bank branches, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), government agencies, among other customers.
As far as quality service is concerned, we have done well and our customers are happy with our services. We have gone beyond that to get international certifications that will better improve on our quality service offerings.
Addressing the area of certification for business support, Omoniyi said VDT got the ISO 20001 international certification, based on quality and business agility offered by its solutions. He said VDT became the first company to have ISO 20001 certification in Nigeria, which confirms the high quality of service it provides to customers.
Climax of the celebration, was the presentation of long service awards to some deserving staff of the company. Four staff members got award for garnering 15 years experience working with VDT, while another four staff members got award for serving the company consistently for 10 years.