Telecommunication is the transmission of information through various types of technologies over a radio, electromagnetic system or wire, it originated as humans desire to communicate with each other over distances , telecommunication has evolved through various series of stages. It entails linking telephone networks and audiovisuals with a computer network via a single cabling system.
Idongesit Uduak Bassey is an undergraduate student of the University of Uyo, he is an indigene of Ukanafun Local government area of Akwa Ibom state. He is a telecommunication and ICT agent.
Idongesit ventured into telecommunication and ICT business to ease the stress people go through purchasing recharge cards, data and subscription for DStv and gotv, WAEC and NECO pin both online and offline. He ventured into ICT business to help people with their E-printing, online registration, payment of fees and managing of their social media accounts and online marketing. He teaches people how to print recharge cards and send bulk SMS. Idongesit started his business in May 2020 after the lockdown.
The Telecommunication sector today is the fastest-growing sector in the Nigerian economy and it has remained the major driver of innovation and transfer of technology to economic growth in Nigeria. The revenue from the telecommunication sector according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics in 2016 is estimated at US$1.6 trillion globally. The sector is highly profitable.
Idongesit started his business with N150,000.
Idongesit has recorded revenues in thousands and hopes to record more values in the future.
He operates his business as a sole proprietor, however, he employs people to work for him.
His major mentors in business include Mrs Lucy Johnson Ekpeyong, Mr Ime Uwah and Mrs Meflyn Awana.
Idongesit wants engagement with policymakers and investors to procure a laptop, printer, photocopier and generator to scale his business.
Entrepreneurs play a vital role in the economic development of an economy; they create job opportunities, render services and also help in the industrialization of the state.
Are you still thinking about what business to venture into? Let the story of Idongesit Bassey inspire you to start your telecommunication business.