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Friday, May 19, 2006

Glo introduces 0807

By Remmy Nweke

ACCALIMED unpredictable Africa’s fastest growing Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), Glo Mobile has announced an additional new numbering series, 0807, to the existing 0805 range.

Glo, mobile arm of the nation’s Second National Operator (SNO), Globacom, also said that the introduction became necessary to accommodate the ever growing number of subscribers on the network.

The telco noted that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved the new number series for the operator.

Globacom’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mohamed Jameel, in a press statement made available to Saturday Champion, said it was due to exhaustion of the 0805 numbering range which the company introduced at launch in August 2003.

According to Glo Mobile, the telco now has over 7 million subscribers on its network, a feat achieved in less than 32 months of operation, despite starting operations two years after other GSM operators.

Mr. Jameel further said that the new numbering plan puts Globacom in good stead to take over as the largest operator on the continent, emphasizing its vision of becoming the biggest and best telecommunications company in Africa.

He pointed out that since the network launched services on August 29, 2003, Glo Mobile has been at the forefront of revolutionary changes in the GSM sector in Nigeria.

A wholly Nigerian company, Globacom equally lived up to its commitment to ensure that Nigerians benefit from the advances made in telecommunications and information technology.

Thus the operator demonstrated this by deploying enhanced second generation (2.5G) network which facilitate internet services and the convergence of voice, data and multimedia technologies.

Recently, Glo said it has witnessed a surge in patronage with the launch of Glo Jumbo offer in which 180 cars and other prizes worth N500 billion are up for grabs.

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