The combined entity of Visafone and Multi-links creates a total active subscriber base of 4.2 million. This new union now amasses a coverage area that cuts across over 85% of Nigeria’s land mass. Jim Ovia, Chairman and Founder of Visafone, is strategically redefining and reshaping the CDMA mobile marketplace in terms of both voice and data.
In a signing ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday 31 March 2011, with Jeffrey Hedberg, the Chief Executive Officer of Telkom, the parent company of Multilinks, Jim Ovia stated that “Visafone recognises that this deal will solidify its position in the Nigerian marketplace and is committed to offering world-class voice and data solutions to existing Multilinks customers. This transaction brings us closer to achieving our target of 10 million subscribers within 3 years. We believe that the superior technology offered by CDMA, combined with a subscriber base of 4.2 million active subscribers will enable Visafone to continue as a game-changing innovator in the Nigerian marketplace. Multilinks customers will be afforded the same high quality of network and customer service as existing Visafone subscribers enjoy.”