Smile Communication Limited has unveiled the SmileKonnect solution for international data roaming services in 85 countries around the world. The company plans to extend the data roaming service to 100 countries very soon.
Mr. Godfrey Efeurhobo, Managing Director, Smile Communications said at the launch of Smilekonnect in Lagos that the service will give travellers a seamless experience in terms of data roaming while outside the country.
Efeurhobo said the company is noted for innovation in the telecom industry in Nigeria. He added that with SmileKonnect, the average traveller is connected on the go for seamless international data experience in 85 countries.
The Smile MD said: “We have set the pace for broadband expansion in Nigeria through our unique 4G services. We believe in quality, speed and reliability and we want to reassure our customers that Smile Communication will continue to explore innovative ways to improve their experiences.”
Mr. Abdul Hafeez, the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Smile Communications described SmileKonnect as the first of its kind in Nigeria. He said the service will save travellers from the the high cost of data roaming while abroad and also the hassles of changing SIM cards anytime they travel outside the country.
Hafeez who described the service as the perfect solution for local and international super fast Internet connection added that the device can connect up to five devices simultaneously.
Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) commended Smile Communication for the milestone, saying that changes in technology has become a regular feature of the telecom market in Nigeria and elsewhere.
Adebayo called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to come up with a data floor plan for the industry as small players are finding it difficult to compete with big operators in the market.
Mr. Teniola, President, Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) equally praised the SmileKonnect initiative by Smile Communication. He added that the telecom market in Nigeria needs such level of innovation to generate sustainable growth.