Nokia and Airtel enter partnership agreement

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—-Nokia and Airtel have today announced a broad partnership agreement across Africa to drive closer collaboration and deliver increased consumer value.

The agreement, which incorporates areas such as the provision of Nokia Life Services, Express Browser and Nokia Store Operator Billing for purchases from Nokia Store in key countries, makes it easy and more cost effective for Airtel subscribers to access a range of value adding services.

This is according to a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Airtel Zambia Corporate Communications and Public Relations Officer, Lisa Mulozi.

Nokia Middle East Africa, Head of Solution Sales, Olivier Mas, noted that the company’s commitment to Africa goes beyond the provision of quality mobile phones.

Ms Mas said the focus of the partnership with Airtel is on bringing real consumer value through relevant content and services and by igniting the local ecosystem to do the same.

She noted that partnerships are a critical part of the strategy and Nokia is pleased to be working closely with Airtel Africa to deliver on consumer promise.

And Chief Marketing Officer for Airtel Africa, Andre Beyers, noted that Africa has huge opportunities to transform how people communicate and how communities interact.

Mr Beyers said the alliance with Nokia underlines the company’s commitment to the growth of Africa’s communications sector and contributes towards bridging the digital divide on the continent.

He said partnering with world class organisations on such a large scale will galvanise the sector in Africa and be a catalyst for growth.