Glo Launches 4G LTE Network In Nigeria

L-R: Li Shaowei, Key Account Director, Huawei, Head Sanjib Roy, Regional Director Technical of Globacom,  Kamaldeen Shonibare, Head, Corporate Sales,Globacom and Jin Renzhe, Managing Director, Huawei, at the launch of Glo 4G/ LTE nationwide services

Nigeria’s telecommunications operator, Globacom has delivered the country’s first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.


Within a day of its launch, over 15,000 subscribers switched to 4G LTE network to experience extraordinary data speed.


Globacom launched the 4G LTE in Lagos, Nigeria following a successful multi-dimensional test-run.


Telecom subscribers in the key cities of 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 have been placed at the forefront of enjoying the Glo 4G LTE network.


The company will soon roll out the 4G LTE network in other major cities of the country.


The Glo 4G LTE, which is Nigeria’s first nationwide network implementation, offers instant efficient broadband internet to millions of Nigerians at speeds faster than the 3G network, enabling subscribers to download ultra high definition videos within seconds.


Kamaldeen Shonibare, Head, Corporate Sales at Globacom, said his outfit would offer its subscribers data intensive applications, adding that it would particularly be great news for individuals who consume huge volumes of data, as well as government and corporate organisations like banks, oil and gas companies, among others.


“We are pleased to play a leading role in empowering Nigerians with world-class data services, helping 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,” Mr Shonibare said.

Globacom’s pricing and offer of free access to music, videos and movies on demand have given it the edge in the industry.

A Business Desk report