At fiscal bids implemented by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in Abuja, NATCOM bid the assets and business undertaking of NITEL/MTEL for $252, 251,000 (N45.
NETTAG and NATCOM were the first two groups prequalified to file technical and financial bids.
The Chairman, Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP), Atedo Peterside, announced NATCOM Consortium as the preferred bidder during public opening of the financial bid for the purchase of the two companies.
According to him, the two successful bidders, NATCOM Consortium and NETTAG Consortium achieved the minimum pass mark of 75 percent and were pre-qualified and offered Request for Proposal (RFP).
Therefore, following the disqualification of NETTAG Consortium as a result of its failure to submit a bid together with its technical proposal, only the financial bid of NATCOM Consortium qualified for opening today.
The Chairman of NATCOM - Siray Timbo has disclosed that suspending Airtel's license will involve a procedure and it will not be automatic, if the telecom firm becomes unsuccessful to fulfill the intended standard of service.
Cole, however, has expressed his regrets to their clients over the inferior-quality of network service, and added that the telecom giant has unresolved matters with NATCOM.
Whether it's wireless messaging devices, PDAs or cellular phones, NATCOM is now positioned to offer any wireless manufacturer a global service solution for North or South America and Europe.
Founded in 1989 in Jackson, Mississippi, to service wireless messaging devices, NATCOM has averaged servicing more than 100,000 units per month, and has more than 200 employees at its central service facility.
In addition to its long-standing relationship with Motorola, NATCOM is an authorized service center for Nokia, SonyEriccson, Audiovox, LG Electronics, Nixxo, Glenayre and U.