Sierra WiFi CEO clears the air
Past Friday 10th January, 2014 Sierra WiFi Chief Executive, Anthony Melhem disclosed to a cross section of media practitioners at the company’s headquarters at Wilkinson Road that Sierra WiFi is legally registered with the telecommunications regulatory body, the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) as an Internet Service Provider (ISP). (Photo: Sierra WiFi CEO, Anthony Melhem)
Anthony Melhem stated that the company was established in 2012 to provide broadband internet service trading with World Infinity Telecom, a Canadian based telecommunications provider, adding, “Sierra WiFi legally registered and licensed with NATCOM as it could be possible to operate with legal means as in six months started in Sierra Leone and move to Liberia and Ghana in the next six months as more products will arrive in the next few months to enhance the operation and everything you will see will be original products.”
Sierra WiFi CEO further stated that the company will provide free internet facility for schools nationwide, major towns and certain locations to provide quality and affordable internet service in relation to its slogan ‘with Sierra WiFi ‘No Wahala’ by providing hassle-free environment for corporate and domestic usage as Sierra Leone is the first country to have free internet services with Sierra WiFi in any major city in May, 2014.
He further revealed that Edgewater Wireless WiFi3 Technology Selected for National WiFi Deployments in Western and Central Africa to deliver broadband services and applications over WiFi and Wireless Local Area Network.
He said that Edgewater is a vendor for Sierra WiFi among other internet providers in the world as the Phase I is over $16 million as the company has distributed over one hundred computers to various schools trying to blocked certain websites that are not necessary for school going pupils and as of next internet services will be available to some schools and President Ernest Bai Koroma will soon commission the services.
Ishmael Bull, Sierra WiFi Communication Director stated that Sierra WiFi is established subsidiary of a widely known parent company in Canada, World Affinity Telecom as the government seeks to bring WiFi to the classrooms and to homes as the company is currently networking with other institutions nationwide.
He further stated Sierra WiFi aimed to create systems and portals that will be easily accessible to people in the remote areas in the country.
By Abdul R. Bedor Kamara
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