Annecto Telecom, a global VoIP network operator and carrier-grade service infrastructure provider, and Perpetual Communications Limited (PCL), a leading telecommunications company in Nigeria, today announced that PCL has selected Annecto Telecom as its exclusive technical and trading partner to provide voice, data, SMS and VAS aggregation services in Nigeria.
PCL currently provides a range of VAS services, including caller ID, mobile content, messaging and other services, to mobile network operators and service providers in Nigeria and Ghana. PCL is led by Ademola Seriki, a prominent business leader and politician in Nigeria.
The company is in the process of obtaining licenses to provide International Data Access for voice, data and SMS services and act as a VAS aggregator in Nigeria for VAS license holders. These new licenses will enable PCL to provide call and messaging termination services in Nigeria and establish a data interconnect network for network operators and service providers in the country.
PCL has selected Annecto Telecom to be its exclusive technical partner and provide commercial trading services to grow its business. Annecto Telecom will also provide PCL with VAS products and services, including multichannel messaging, content delivery platforms and Fintech VAS services, such as biometric authentication and identification, QR code and NFC contactless payments.
As part of the agreement between the two companies, PCL will provide these new services exclusively over Annecto Telecom’s state-of-the-art telecommunications network, enabling PCL to aggregate voice traffic from over 300 active network operators worldwide and establish direct connectivity to all the mobile operators in Nigeria. Annecto Telecom will also provide PCL with switching, routing, billing, reporting and network management for these new services.