Mr Godfrey Nwosu of the Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN), on Wednesday said that plans were underway to launch two new locally made mobile phone brands before December.
Nwosu, the president of PAPDAN, said in Lagos that the proposed phones, iQ and MaxTel, resulted from a partnership involving 20 Nigerian investors.
Nwosu said that PAPDAN had identified a growing appetite for cutting-edge technologies among telecoms consumers.
“The two Nigerian brands would cater to three market segments, namely feature, medium and smart phone segments,” he said.
Nwosu said the phones would offer more choices to the local consumers.
The PAPDAN official also said that membership of the association currently stood at 3,000.
“Our members occupy a crucial place in the retail end of the technology market.
“As they sell in excess of 2 million units of phones and allied devices in Nigeria and several economies across West Africa monthly,” Nwosu said.