Company to focus on community-based power and communications solutions
Lagos, Nigeria, August 2012 – PNN, a leading pan-African technology service provider in the development of communications and power sectors in nine African countries has relaunched its organization with new services and a new logo.
The company, which started operations out of Nigeria in 1998, offering various services in the telecommunications sector, has adopted a new strategic position, as owner-manager of communications and power infrastructure it once serviced on behalf of third-party operators.
Over the last 10 years, PNN has successfully provided the sales and distribution of mobile telephony solutions to individual and corporate clients, deployed and managed over 1,000 telco sites, and developed and deployed innovative alternative power solutions that guarantee 100% availability while also reducing their clients’ operational expense by over 50%.
Going forward, the business plans to leverage its pool of resources and knowledge to take advantage of the consolidation of the telecommunications, media and information technology sectors of the market. PNN also aims to provide innovative solutions to the existing power problems in the African market by deploying community-based power solutions.
As part of its repositioning strategy, PNN’s sales, distribution and value-added services will now be delivered under a strategic alliance with new separate business units (SBUs), owned and managed by former PNN employees who have contributed to the organization’s success over the last decade.
The new SBUs form part of PNN’s push for increased entrepreneurship in the communities in which it operates, and will be supported by the company’s newly re-launched business incubation services.
The alliances will have two main mutual benefits, namely to support the growth of the SBUs serving PNN and to guarantee some of their business, which will serve PNN’s interest as well.
Speaking at a media chat, PNN’s managing director, Otunba AbdulRahman AbiolaOdunowo said, “What we have done in the last decade has been significant but what we plan to do in the next decade will increase our shareholder value, while delivering on our corporate mission of enhancing the socio-economic status in all the countries we operate.”
“We believe providing power and communications infrastructure throughout Africa, one community at a time, will facilitate the empowerment of our people across Africa.”
PNN’s new logo and brand represents the company’s new focus on delivering services throughout Africa using the ‘abulecentric’ model, which develops local communities and links services in order to facilitate large scale socio-economic growth. ‘Abule’ is a Yoruba word meaning ‘village’, the smallest political unit of a nation.