One of the significantly outstanding telecommunications company in Nigeria, Globacom Limited, is celebrating twenty years of dedicated impact and landscape change in the telecom industry.
Recounting on its years of dedication and tremendous impact, Globacom points out its contribution to making communication easier and very affordable to all Nigerians.
Glo was the first telecom company to begin sales of SIM card for N200 while others were selling at N25,000. Forcing its competitors to drastically drop the price and today, everyone has access to the micro sim at almost free.
At the time when other network providers were finding it difficult to streamline rate billing per call, Glo launched its per second billing, which is now obtainable for all network providers. When they had taught it would take them five years to achieve.
Aside leading in the widest network coverage with over 61 million subscribers, Globacom birthed various innovations, including Blackberry, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Magic Plus, Glo Direct, Glo Fonepals, Africhat, Glo Mobile Internet, GloFleetmanager, M-Banking, Glo Mobile Office, etc.
Globacom was also the first to network provider to launch 2.5G, 3G and 4G LTE networks in Nigeria.
Speaking on network coverage reach, Globacom successfully built an international submarine cable, Glo1, to connect West Africa directly to the United Kingdom and the rest of the world, without external support. It also connects 12 nations in the West African sub region, including some of them that are landlocked.
Thankfully, Glo is credited with crashing the cost of internet services and is today the preferred cable system by global OTT providers, connecting thousands of kilometres of national fibre to all parts of Nigeria.
While celebrating its twentieth anniversary in Lagos, its headquarter, Globacom applauded and appreciated the government, individuals, business partners, and other stakeholders for their support so far.
‘Global communication, popularly referred to as Globacom or Glo, is a Nigerian multinational telecommunications company founded on 29 August 2003 by Mike Adenuga, who is also the CEO.’
As the second largest network provider in Nigeria, Glo has over 3,500 employees across the globe.
With its massive investments in technology, value added services, strong and unique marketing initiatives, Globacom is about to become the best network provider across the globe.
Watch the space!