company, Globacom, has
commended the Federal
Government and all Nigerians for their support as it
celebrates 20 years of operations.
In a press statement issued by
the indigenous service provider
in Lagos on Monday, recalled that
it had been two decades of transforming the telecommunications
landscape, fulfilling dreams, and
positively affecting the lives of
millions of Nigerians.
Since inception in 2003, Globacom has been true to its resolve to
provide world-class communications and digital services through
constant deployment of latest
technologies in line with the corporate promise to build a robust
ICT network infrastructure that
would consistently deliver value
to its esteemed customers.
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 Per Second Billing, which
the older networks said was not
possible, was done by Globacom.
That made it the first network in
Africa to launch on a per-second
billing platform. With the Per
Second Billing, the company became a household name in Nigeria and within nine months, the
firm made history again as the
first network to amass a million
subscribers in that space of time.

Prominent among the inno

vations Glo pioneered in Nige

ria 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.
Globacom also became the
first single telecommunication
company in the world to own its
submarine cable. The high capacity Glo 1 optic fibre cable brings
direct connectivity between West
Africa, the UK and the rest of the
It also connects 12 nations
in the West African sub region,
including some of them that are
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.
“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”, the company said.

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