Posted on 5th Oct 2016 by adebayo
Nigeria's telecommunication giant, Globacom has instituted the country's first world-class nationwide mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The development is consequent upon its successful multi-dimensional test-run of the advanced network.
Telecom subscribers in key cities in Lagos, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Abuja in the Federal Capital City, Jos in Plateau State, Warri in Delta State, Eket in Akwa Ibom State, Benin City in Edo State, Yola in Adamawa State and Zaria in Kaduna State are privileged to enjoy instant connection to Glo 4G LTE network, while roll-out to other major cities of the country will be effected in quick succession in the coming days.
Globacom said its 4G LTE is the country's first nationwide network implementation, and offers instant efficient broadband internet to millions of Nigerians at speeds multiple times faster than the 3G network, thereby enabling customers to download ultra high definition videos within seconds. This is a major milestone which will enable the data grandmasters, Globacom, to give its subscribers data intensive applications.
The development, said industry watchers, is great news to individuals who consume huge volumes of data, as well as government and corporate organisations like banks, oil and gas companies, academic institutions and health institutions, which depend extensively on seamless data transfer for their operations.
Head, Corporate Sales, Globacom, Kamaldeen Shonibare said at the launch in Lagos that "We are pleased to once again play a leading role in empowering Nigerians with world class data services, which will help to close the digital divide. In the last one and a half years, the people of this great country have spoken repeatedly by making Globacom the largest data network in new subscriptions. The best we can do for our people who believe in us and made us their number one data network is to give them the best technology. What we are offering is the new speed of life".
The launch of 4G/LTE services by Globacom promises a basket of hard-to-beat 4G data bundle offers to all categories of subscribers for access to the revolutionary products and services. Benefits accruing to subscribers on the strength of the innovation include free access to thousands of music, videos and movies on demand.
For instance, for only N500, subscribers will get a whopping 1.6GB of data, while N1000 will give them 3.2GB data. Other exciting offers include 7.5GB for N2000, 10GB for N2,500, 18GB for N4000 and 24GB for N5000. The very cost effective data plans range from N50 to N18,000. Globacom also disclosed that it was offering a brand new 4G LTE router which provides access to Ultra High Speed Internet and landline, with free SIM, 60Gb of shareable data valid for a month. It will also give access to free world-class contents for a set up cost of N31,000.
Subscribers who prefer MiFi, can enjoy the brand's bundling of its 4G MiFi with free SIM, 60Gb of shareable data valid for one month and free world-class content at a set up fee of N25,000. Shonibare disclosed further that the Glo 4G LTE services would make life more exciting, comfortable and enjoyable for Nigerians as the advanced technology would touch all aspects of life from education to agriculture and medical care.
“Our subscribers today already enjoy downloading music, video and movie contents while also streaming contents on their phones and other devices. But the new Glo 4G LTE network offers subscribers a significantly improved experience. The video and voice quality in video calls on different applications like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber etc is a lot clearer while the picture quality is crisper, and the transmission is faster,” he declared.
According to him, the technology will give most of the over 150 million telecom subscribers in Nigeria access to the internet at a much faster speed, while they can also enjoy ultra high definition video without buffering as they utilise other high intensive data applications seamlessly. Shonibare added that Globacom was the digital network for both the present and future generations. “We’re the next generation network, the grandmasters of data.
That is why we have taken the lead in providing 4G LTE nationwide with mobility for Nigerians. We want them to experience the power of real time mobile broadband technology at the most affordable rates,” he enthused. Subscribers who wish to join the most advanced network are encouraged to buy and register a 4G LTE Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) or swap his or her existing SIM for a 4G SIM, get a 4G phone and dial *777# to buy a data plan. He urged subscribers to visit the nearest Gloworld shop to connect to the Glo 4G LTE and enjoy the boundless opportunities offered by the advanced and superior technology.
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