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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Making Abia borderless, the Glo style


Umuahia now borderless:
Can you believe that Umuahia is now borderless by virtue of Globacom’s latest intervention in the fortunes of Ubakala in Old Umuahia, Abia State? The city was turned into a festive arena recently with the expansion of its Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) backbone to this part of the country.

With this facility, Umuahia and its environs could now easily hook on to the information superhighway at the touch of a few buttons on a handset, laptop or desktop with internet configuration.

The launch threw the entire community and neighbouring clans into merry-making and praise-singing. The tempo was heightened with the expectation of the Executive Governor of the state, Chief Theodore Orji and his entourage, who was ably represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mazi Donatus Okorie.

Gov. Orji eulogizes Globacom:
The governor used the occasion to eulogize the chairman of Globacom, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr., for his passion for the industrialization and economic re-engineering of the country.

Chief Orji commended Globacom for its pace-setting initiatives in the telecommunications sector despite the initial challenges that confronted it on its emergence as the Second National Carrier five years ago. The governor’s message on the occasion was quite inspiring for corporate institutions desirous of investment in the state.

“Abia State is disposed to investors and potential investors who need a conducive environment for carrying out their genuine businesses. We render support through the provision of infrastructural requirements that companies need to function effectively and efficiently,” Chief Orji said in his goodwill message read at the event that Glo was a unique brand with unrivalled national credentials in the country’s corporate history.

Truly a Nigerian brand:
Further, Chief Orji said that Globacom was indeed a truly Nigerian brand engaged in international economic diplomacy. “With Globacom’s forays into the West Coast of Africa, having redefined telephony in Nigeria in the past five years since it began operations, Globacom deserves an ambassadorial recognition in whatever form by the Federal Government.”

He implored the company’s management to sustain the goodwill it is enjoying from its rapidly expanding customer base by ensuring that it lives up to its reputation as a competitive home-grown brand.

“Your quality service delivery profile must not be allowed to drop because your network has become a reference brand and an empowerment tool of national economic renaissance,” he affirmed.

While commending Globacom’s chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr, for his robust doggedness and amazing entrepreneurship which has created employment opportunities for the nation’s teeming youth, Orji urged him not to despair.

The commissioning was later performed by Mazi Okorie on behalf of Gov. Orji, which attracted attendance of top government functionaries and dignitaries from within and outside the state.

Royal father’s too:
Also speaking at the occasion, the paramount ruler of Old Umuahia, His Royal Highness, Eze P. E. O. Ogubuike, said Globacom had an edge over other networks because of its empowerment schemes that have helped in revolutionizing the lives of Nigerians, especially small-scale business people and artisans.

“I enjoin everyone gathered here to continue to support this truly Nigerian company because of its initiatives that address the challenges of our people, particularly in the area of rural telephony, which my community has benefited from tremendously,” Eze Ogubuike said.

Glo’s 3G Plus is the best:
In his message at the commissioning of Globacom’s nationwide OFC backbone in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, the Group Chief Operating Officer of Globacom, Mr. Mohammed Jameel, ranked the Glo’s Third Generation (3G Plus), as the best communications tool in Nigeria for internet deployment.

According to him, the 3G+ offers quality voice and data transmission to Nigerians.

“Our 3G+ has prodigiously revolutionized quality of voice and data transmission in the country, removed the drudgery previously associated with internet usage and has proved to be the best facility by any network in Nigeria for all forms of communication,” Jameel said, pointing out that the clarity, speed and cost profile of Globacom’s 3G+ currently remain matchless.

Senate commends Glo:
It is on this rising profile of becoming not just the leading national telecommunications firm but an international brand that the Senate Committee on Communications not long ago congratulated Globacom on its winning of a mobile cellular license in Ghana.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Sylvester N. Anyanwu, while commending the telecoms giant, noted that the Ghana licence, coming on the heels of the network’s launch in Benin , is demonstrative of the growing international status of the second national carrier.

“This achievement, coming shortly after the launch of your network in The Republic of Benin, is a very clear indication of your giant strides in the telecommunications industry and your unstoppable rise to stardom in the African telecommunications sector,” Anyanwu said in a congratulatory letter to the company’s Chairman.

Senator Anyanwu, who expressed joy over Globacom’s pace-setting strides not just in the country but also in the global arena, said he was convinced that Nigeria ’s preferred network will sustain its leadership pedigree on the continent’s telecommunications space.

“These accomplishments, I hope, will spur you on to justify the confidence reposed in you by the Ghana National Communication Authority to intensify your efforts towards achieving a high quality of service delivery with a competitive tariff regime in the telecommunications sector,” the lawmaker said.

All about Glo fibre backbone:
Globacom’s optic fibre backbone is an advanced and most reliable transmission network grid which offers a much faster transmission of data, voice and broadband internet and multimedia services.

Noteworthy is that the Onitsha-Awka-Enugu-Owerri axis had earlier in the year been commissioned, while the Eket-Port Harcourt axis was also connected to the high capacity optic fibre telecommunications transmission service of Globacom in July.

Chinwendu wrote in from Lagos.

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