InterC Network Excites Consumers with Free Internet Data Excites Consumers with Free Internet Data

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Emma Okonji

InterC Network has unveiled a data promotion for customers in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kaduna who want to enjoy more data for less on its new 4G/LTE Advanced network.

The promo offer, according to the Commercial Director, Sarah Agha, is the most affordable in Nigeria at the moment and especially coming from the most advanced technology in the telecom market 4G LTE advance Network. The promo offers consumer free 4GB internet data for the first month and 25 per cent off on the second month.

“We are excited about our new 4G LTE service offering. That is why we want consumers to experience our service now what we are able to offer the latest in high speed wireless broadband services at most competitive prices. We are aware that many have not been able to receive truly quality broadband services before now, but through our 4GLTE services, we are able to help to address this need with a quality Internet solution,” Agha said.

Agha also said that the need to give consumer this offer is in fulfillment of InterC Network’s mission, which is to truly address the existing gaps in the market in the area of poor service delivery and cost effectiveness. “We are actually out to provide sustainable quality services through a high capacity 4G LTE network to Nigerians, and this what we are delivering” She affirmed.

InterC Network, promoted by Intercellular Nigeria Limited launched its 4G LTE services through its 800 MHz spectrum band offers unique value proposition that includes the provision of the most advanced communications technology solutions in the industry to customers in three cities of Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kaduna in August this year.

The company according to the statement is deploying affordable superior broadband services that will help individuals and businesses achieve faster connectivity on their mobile devices.

Diamond Bank Partners EDC

As part of its commitment to building and supporting economic growth and development in the country, Diamond Bank, in partnership with Pan-Atlantic University’s Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), has rolled out series of activities to celebrate the immense contributions of entrepreneurs in driving economic growth and development in the country.
The weeklong event which commenced with a ‘Walk for Entrepreneurship’ last Saturday, in Lagos, was seen by many as a strategic move to highlight programmes that will help accelerate capacity development and boost productivity.
The Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated in over 160 countries across the world. And as part of the celebration in Nigeria, the Entrepreneurship Walk will also hold simultaneously across other five major cities including Ibadan, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Nsukka and Abuja.

Head, Corporate Communications, Diamond Bank, Chioma Afe, stated that despite the enormous challenges confronting Nigerian entrepreneurs, the bank’s contribution in economic growth and development, especially in the MSME space was undeniable.
According to her, Diamond Bank remains passionate about operators in the MSME sector, noting that in the partnership with EDC “we want to let them know that we treasure and value their roles.”

A statement on the Global Entrepreneurship Week, GEW, affirm that the initiative celebrates the contribution and passion of entrepreneurs that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and contribute significantly to expand human welfare.

“Topics scheduled for discussion throughout the week in Inspiration FM include, ‘How to be a successful start-up’, ‘Harnessing the Creative Industry’, ‘Exporting Nigerian SMEs’, ‘Revisiting the 3Rs in HR Management’, ‘Innovative ways of Raising Capital’, ‘Social Innovation for growth’ and ‘Celebrating Entrepreneurship’.
The weeklong series of activities will climax with entrepreneurs’ forum on November 17, 2016 in Abuja.

Prestige Assurance Settles N1.5 Billion Claims in 2016
Prestige Assurance plc, said it settled over N1.514 billion claims in the past nine months of the year 2016.
The Managing Director of the company, Dr Balla Swamy, gave a breakdown of the payment saying claims from fire insurance recorded the highest figure of N505,812,970.00

He said this was followed by motor with N79,438,762.00 claims while other classes of business where claims emanated from included GIT, oil and gas, general accident, engineering, marine and aviation.

Swamy reiterated the company’s commitment towards its obligations of claims settlement, which he said is the hallmark of any insurance company, adding this is in line with Prestige Assurance strategic direction pursuant to market penetration, which focuses on customers satisfaction as well as the regulatory framework.

He also said the Dana air crash claim, which was a major national calamity was paid by Prestige Assurance with other co-insurers to the tune of $13.6m (30% local content) as at date.

He said the company paid the above claims despite the fact that the nation’s economy has continued to go through turbulent times, as creeping inflation, forex uncertainty, rising unemployment and bleak economic prospects persist.

According to him, Prestige Assurance, up to the third quarter showed three percent growth by completing N2.015 billion gross premium. Investment income earned by the company, stood at N352 million and made a profit after tax of N289 million.

According to him,going by the current harsh economic conditions, this is no mean fit. This demonstrates that the company is committed to putting its customers first.
Swamy also said it epitomises the company’s core values of integrity, innovativeness, proficiency and dependability.

He noted that Prestige Assurance, has a stable outlook and has in its over six decades of existence, been consistent and reliable in prompt claims settlement, a situation which Swamy said has enabled customers subscribe to its services.

He informed that the National Insurance Commission,NAICOM, has approved the Health Insurance Product of the company called Prestige Mediclaim Policy which is already available to the insuring public and can be availed from the Company’s website.

Furthermore, Swamy, disclosed that as part of its strategy to deepen market penetration, grow premium and impact more on the lives of the citizens, the Company has already approached NAICOM for approval of its new line of products tailored to suit the need of the public which cut across all classes of Nigerians ranging from low to high-income earners and from all walks of life.

Music+ Gets International Recognition
…Wins Global Telecoms Awards
For its innovative contributions to the development of digital music distribution in Africa, Music+, Africa’s largest digital music service, powered by leading ICT company, MTN Nigeria, has won the award for ‘Digital Content Services of the Year’ in the 2016 edition of the Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL).

Now in its 4th year, the highly coveted Glotel Awards which is organized by ‘Telecoms.com’ rewards innovative companies across the telecoms industry worldwide. The award organisers particularly lauded MTN for being consistently innovative in deploying music as a platform to give other value added services like the highly successful Caller Ring Back Tunez (CRBT) to its teeming subscribers.

Speaking on the award, MTN Nigeria’s General Manager, Consumer Marketing, Richard Iweanoge, said that the growing impact of digital music distribution across the globe as well as MTN’s desire to provide a platform for music content owners to monetize their works necessitated the creation of Music+. He added that the award affirms Music+’s position as Africa’s foremost digital music content service since it debuted.

“The popularity and acceptance of digital music service globally resulted in the introduction of Music+. Since its inception, the service has been aggregating music content from artistes which it delivers to music lovers via their mobile devices. The exciting part of it is that the artistes are compensated for their intellectual properties thereby creating a win-win situation for everybody. Since its inception, over N3.5 billion has been paid to music content owners as royalty thus making it a profitable means of livelihood for them.”

While adding that Music+ has helped in curbing the menace of piracy of music works in Nigeria, Iweanoge further stated that the platform offers several music-themed campaigns for music lovers in the country. In his words, “Today, Music+ has become an integral part of the fight against music piracy because artistes can now benefit directly from their works. Beyond that, Music+ also engages music lovers in the country through themed events like the ‘Music+ Next Rated Campaign,’ ‘Music+ Noiseless Concerts,’ ‘Music+ Unplugged Thursdays’ amongst others. These events are all aimed at driving engagement and adoption of the music streaming and download service and they have positioned Music+ as the foremost digital Music platform in Nigeria and in Africa,” Iweanoge declared.