Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunication service provider in Nigeria, has sealed a partnership deal with Apple, the world leading manufacturer of iPhone series to provide 5s in Nigeria.

Following this partnership deal, Airtel officially becomes the first mobile phone service provider to secure a partnership deal with the iPhone giant.

Based on the agreements signed, the partnership deal will provide Airtel users in Nigeria the opportunity to buy iPhone 5 and other high tech phone devices from Apple in all Airtel showrooms across the country. You will also now be able to buy iphone 5 phones from retail channels and partners which include Slot.

Ogunsanya also noted that Airtel is currently embarking on a wide-scale expansion, modernization and transformation of its network.

In his words,

“Our goal is to ensure that telecoms consumers enjoy the best experience on VOICE, VISUAL & VIDEO as they engage and connect with friends and family members as well as transact their businesses on the Airtel network”.

The Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, while speaking at an event to launch the iPhone 5 in Lagos maintains that the partnership symbolizes Apple’s trust in Airtel and Nigeria as a country. You could say it is the coming together of two great brands to provide high quality service to Nigerians.

In his words: “At Airtel Nigeria, we believe that the future of mobile telephony is mobile Internet and so we are repositioning to revolutionize this landscape with innovative value offerings and strategic partnerships”.

“Our partnership with Apple is a glowing testimony to our desire to lead with Internet. Our enviable track record also provides us a leverage to empower more Nigerians to enjoy super-fast Internet services on their devices and mobile phones on the Airtel network,” he said.

Telecoms gurus across the globe believes that iPhone 5 are one of the highest quality smart phones the world has ever known. iPhone 5 boasts of an amazing technology incorporated in a sleek, thin but robust design. It is equipped with an efficient fingerprint identity sensor , popularly called ” Touch ID “. It is also endowed with a 64-bit A7 chip technology. You will also enjoy an impressive iSight camera as well as an ultrafast LTE wireless.

The iPhone 5s were officially launched at Civic Centre in Victoria Island. In attendance were Airtel and iPhone officials, Airtel’s channel partners. There were also a few youths, journalists and other stakeholders within the telecoms sector present at the occasion.