Broadband service provider, Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, has won ‘The Most Innovative Broadband Service Provider Of The Year’ award.
The award was one of the highpoints of The Titans of Tech Awards 2016, which held in Lagos recently.
The event had the Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu and the majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance. According to the organisers, the award was bestowed on Smile for its knack for innovative products and consistent provision of innovative services. The company was also commended for its massive investments in 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology.
Receiving the award, the Managing Director of Smile Nigeria, Mr. Godfrey Efeurhobo, dedicated it to all Smile customers in Nigeria. He reiterated the company’s commitment to the provision of best-in-class Internet services. He avowed that Smile Nigeria has been consistent in the provision of valuable products and innovative services among which are ‘MidNite Bundle’, ‘SmileVoice’, which consists such variants as SmileVoice App that heralded the lowest 4G LTE call rate tariff in Nigeria. The latest innovation from Smile is the UnlimitedPremium Plan that gives customers InternetFreedom whereby they can download unlimited movies, watch unlimited videos, play unlimited games online, enjoy unlimited social media. The plan is acclaimed as the only truly Unlimited Internet available to everyone in Nigeria.
Efeurhobo noted that from inception Smile has remained consistent in the unrivalled quality of its service delivery. “Our goal is to provide Nigerian broadband internet users with speed, quality, reliability and simplicity. Our vision of becoming the broadband internet provider of choice in Nigeria has guided us in everything from selecting our people and partners to choosing the best technologies and creating innovative and relevant products and services,” he added.
As at date the company is present in key Nigerian cities including Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Kaduna, Asaba and Onitsha. Smile launched the first 4G LTE network in West Africa in Nigeria in 2014, revolutionising the way people access the Internet. Late last year, the company became the first operator in West Africa to offer its customers Voice over LTE services thereby ensuring them access to the growing global standard for voice and video calling.