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Monday, August 29, 2011

Glo promises to deploy latest technology

Globacom has promised to deploy the latest in technology in its bid to expand and improve service delivery for the consumers on the network.

Group Chief Operating Officer, Globacom, Mr. Mohamed Jameel, gave this promise while reviewing the firm’s activities in the last eight years, in Lagos.

ITRealms Online recalls that Globacom rolled out eight years ago, on August 29, 2003.

Jameel said that Glo had, in its eight years of operation, been at the vanguard of technology, innovation and tariff reduction in the industry.

Also, he said that the company began operations with a superior 2.5G network on August 29, 2003 when others operated on 2G, adding that the company is ready to launch a 4G LTE network following successful testing and trial.

“We are only waiting for the license and licensing policy from the government,” Jameel declared.

On industry tariffs, he noted that Glo not only crashed the cost of mobile calls right from inception, but has also brought down the cost of bandwidth and international calls with its Glo 1 submarine cable.

“When we came into the industry, bandwidth rode on satellite and tariff was as high as $29,000 for an E1 per month,” he said, stressing that now, not only has bandwidth dropped to N90,000 for an E1, but could also pay in Naira unlike before when payment was in hard currency.

The GCOO asserted that Glo 1 has also made considerable impact on international calls having reduced tariffs and improved quality extensively. “We now charge as low as N9 for international calls with more clarity, less redundancy and less noise “he said.

Further, Jameel was quoted in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online that several corporate organisations have migrated to Glo1 from satellite bandwidth infrastructure.

Pointing out that lots of corporate organisations including the Presidency are operating on Globacom’s fixed lines but lack of uniform ‘Right Of Way’ permit charges is hindering last mile deployment to retail buyers.

Remmy Nweke
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