September 27, 2023

Glo Celebrates Two Decades Of Innovation, Leadership

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By Simeon OSAJIE

Nigeria’s indigenous total telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, is grateful to its subscribers and Nigerians in general for their support for the network over the past two decades of the company’s existence, pub-3120625432113532, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0

The company turns 20 years on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. It commenced operations in 2003 with the rollout of innovative and  most affordable telecommunications services.

In a statement in Lagos, Globacom said it “had been two decades of transforming the telecommunications landscape, fulfilling dreams, and positively affecting the lives of millions of Nigerians”. It thanked all stakeholders, including the government, subscribers, business partners and others for their faith in the company.

Glo has been at the forefront of revolutionary changes in the telecommunication sector in Nigeria. It crashed the cost of acquiring SIM cards in the country from about N25,000 to just about N200. The network also disappointed bookmakers as it launched operations on a Per Second Billing platform, a feat others had described as impossible to achieve until another five years.

Prominent among the innovations Glo pioneered in Nigeria are Blackberry, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Magic Plus, Glo Direct, Glo Fonepals, Africhat, Glo Mobile Internet, GloFleetmanager, M-Banking and Glo Mobile Office. Glo was also the first to launch 2.5G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. It also singlehandedly built an international submarine cable, Glo 1 to connect West Africa directly to the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. It also connects 12 nations in the West African sub region, including some of them that are landlocked.

Glo1 is credited with crashing the cost of internet services and is today the preferred cable system by global OTT providers. It connects thousands of kilometres of national fibre to all parts of Nigeria.

Said the company: “As we celebrate our achievements these past twenty years, we wish to acknowledge that Globacom’s huge success is a result of the support of millions of Nigerians. We wish to thank them for their love and patronage and for the unprecedented confidence they have consistently shown in the company”.

Globacom promised to continually commit to the provision of world-class telecommunications services that would consistently deliver value to its discerning customers, adding that the company will remain a catalyst for socio-economic empowerment not only in Nigeria but also in Africa. “We will continue to invest massively in new technologies to exceed customer expectations,” the statement also promised.

As of today, Globacom has over 61 million subscribers on its network. Its massive and ongoing investments in technology, array of value added services, strong and unique marketing initiatives have made it the clear choice for millions of subscribers who won’t trade their choice for anything less than the best.

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