Medallion wins Nigeria’s Best Interconnect Service Provider award

L-r: Femi Adebunmi, Faith Momodu and Ugo Nwachukwu....All staff of Medallion Communications receiving the award on behalf of the company

In recognition of its effort in providing advance technology and secure interconnect switching centers to enable the exchange of telecom traffic amongst the different operators in Nigeria, Medallion Communications has been awarded the Best Interconnect Service Provider in Nigeria.

Medallion, whose core service areas include establishment of interconnect exchange clearinghouses, establishment of carrier hotels and data hosting facilities, telecommunications infrastructure development and other Value added services like Mobile Banking, Number Portability, Emergency Communications Services clinched the award at this year’s Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture/Awards Series.

Organized by Communications Week Media Ltd., publishers of the Nigeria Communications Week, the awards series recognizes corporate organizations and individuals who are contributing immensely to the growth of ICT sector.

“The Beacon of ICT Distinguished Lecture is designed to explore efforts to put Nigeria on the global information and communication technologies map, while the award ceremony rewards best practices and recognize outstanding contributions to the growth of the sector, said Mr. Ken Nwogbo, Editor in-Chief/CEO, Communications Week Media.

Commenting on the award, Mr. Ikechukwu Nnamani, The Chief executive Officer of Medallion Communications said he is delighted for Medallion to have been selected for the award by the panel of judges, saying the award only goes to show Medallion is doing something, especially as it concerns interconnection and exchange of traffic between the various operators in the Nigeria’s telecom market.

Speaking on what the award means to Medallion, Ikechukwu said the award is a motivation for Medallion to do more in contributing to the ICT ecosystem because to whom much is given, much is also expected.

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“We are delighted to have won this award. For me, it is a motivation for us to do more,” he said.

The business of Medallion involves setting up Interconnect Houses where operators have the opportunity to interconnect with multiple operators in one location, thereby reducing overhead.

While most interconnect operators focus on only transiting of calls, Medallion’s model offers full financial settlement and reconciliation of interconnect traffic. This greatly eliminates interconnect indebtedness in the industry and lead to accurate and timely processing of interconnect charges.