LAGOS – The Managing Director, World Telecoms Lab (WTL), Mr Leigh Smith, said on Wednesday that his company made a tremendous impact in the Nigerian Telecoms space in 2014.
Smith told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that its achievement in the provision of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoiP), caused WTL to stand out among its peers.
“WTL, with its 100,000 seconds installed base of voice ports, with service providers worldwide, switching billions of minutes of
VoIP traffic, our company has shown itself as a leader.
“Barely less than two weeks of WTL’s passage of hitting one billion minutes through its specialist second generation VoIP switches, deployed by five interconnect exchange carriers, the company added yet another feather to its laurels by naming it the 2014 Nigerian Innovative Product of the year,” Smith said.
NAN reports that the award was given to the company at the 10th Nigerian Telecoms Awards, held in Lagos.
According to Smith, the annual awards celebrate the companies and people who have helped in the development of Nigeria’s telecoms industry.
“The awards also recognize projects and vendor programs that have delivered significant successes during the year.
“With a population of approximately 180 million and the largest economy in Africa, recognition in the Nigerian market is a significant accolade.
“We will continue to invest heavily in our range of innovative products which are all designed to improve the performance of the networks of both new and existing operators,” Smith said.
He noted that WTL’s 2nd generation VoIP switches have been designed to enable operators to effectively set up and manage a VoIP.
“They save operators significant amounts of money in terms of capital expenditure (CAPEX), as well as operating expenditure (OPEX), by increasing capacity, freeing up capacity in congested networks and enabling operators to effectively add new capacity.
“Inaugurated last year, WTL’s 2nd generation switches are now being used by operators in 32 countries across Africa, including five of Nigeria’s six interconnect exchange operators,” Smith added. (NAN)