By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
A new entrant into the Nigerian mobile phone market, Wiko Mobile, says its range of mobile phones has been certified by the Nigerian Communications Communication Commission (NCC) and other international regulators.
The French manufacturer says it has obtained “Type Approval” for the various phones to operate as terminal equipment in the Nigerian telecoms network.
Wiko said NCC’s Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity, Engr. Haru Alhassan, signed the approvals on behalf of the NCC executive vice chairman since September last year ahead of the formal introduction of the phones into the Nigerian market.
Wiko products approved by NCC include Highway, Highways-Signs, Bloom, Rainbow, Lenny, Goa and Sunset. Others are Riff, Luib3, Kar3 and Fizz.
Its Channel Marketing Manager, Mr Adebayo Abodunde Adams said in a statement that Wiko is proud of its quality standards as attested to by Nigerian and global bodies, contrary to a mistaken report in a national daily alleging non-accreditation of Wiko phones by NCC.
He stated: “Quality and style have been the basis for the wide and rapid acceptance of Wiko phone range in both the Nigerian and other markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa. We at Wiko are conscious of our heritage and comply with regulatory standards as well as corporate governance codes in our operations.”
All Wiko phones have the CE marking. According to the European Union, “CE marking is a key indicator of a product’s compliance with all legislation and enables the free movement of products within the European market.”
NCC in Nigeria further subjects products for the Nigerian market to conformity tests to certify them.