Glo, Nigeria’s telecom giant, has announced a deal with Nokia Alcatel-Lucent, a global telecom equipment manufacturing company, to supply, install and integrate a new Sure Pay Intelligent Network platform.
This will substantially enhance Globacom subscribers’ experience, according to Bella Disu, Globacom’s executive vice-chairman, who announced the deal on Monday at the gathering of over 150 global business leaders in France.
At the 2019 Choose France International Business Summit at the Chateau de Versailles, Disu presented a purchasing order to Vocalcom Technology, another French company, to enhance Globacom’s interactive voice response and contact center solutions.
The executives of multinational companies across the world met with the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, at a dinner organised to promote France’s attractiveness as a business environment.
They also used the Summit to publicise major investments and partnerships involving French companies.
“These agreements are geared towards ensuring that Globacom continues to provide first-rate telecommunications services in the countries where we operate,” Disu said.
Also at the summit were Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group, and Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings Ltd.
Earlier on Monday, she attended the inaugural meeting of the France-Nigeria Investment Club, which Macron launched during his 2018 visit to Nigeria.
Disu described her engagements with global business leaders in France as “impactful” and “an important platform for exploring collaborations and business development”.
“We have long chosen France, and we welcome every opportunity to expand our interests and alliances here,” she said.
The Mike Adenuga Group is known for its strong ties with France.
Globacom and Conoil Producing Limited have had over a decade of strong business relationships with French companies, including Total and Alcatel, which is now Nokia Alcatel-Lucent.
The group of companies also supports the principal international French cultural organisation, Alliance Francaise, in Lagos.
During his state visit to Nigeria last year, the French president inauguratd the state-of the-art Mike Adenuga Alliance Francaise Centre donated by the Globacom chairman, Mike Adenuga, to promote French and Nigerian cultures in Lagos.