Globacom, Nigeria’s leading digital solutions provider, has thanked its customers and Nigerians in general for their support of the network over the previous 20 years.
The network, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Tuesday, August 29, started in 2003 with the introduction of cutting-edge and reasonably priced telecommunication services.
The firm said in a press statement in Lagos in Lagos on Monday that it has been 20 years of changing the telecommunications landscape, realizing aspirations, and improving the lives of millions of Nigerians and expressed gratitude to the government, its customers, business partners, and other stakeholders for their support.
Since 2003, Globacom has remained dedicated to providing its customers with top-tier digital and communications services through the continuous deployment of cutting-edge technologies, in keeping with the company’s commitment to develop a solid ICT network infrastructure that consistently adds value for its prestigious clients. 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 network also disappointed bookmakers as it launched operations on a Per Second Billing platform, a feat others had described as impossible to achieve until another five years. Prominent among the innovations Glo pioneered in Nigeria 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. It also singlehandedly built an international submarine cable, Glo 1 to connect West Africa directly to the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. It also connects 12 nations in the West African sub region, including some of them that are landlocked. 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. Globacom currently has over 61 million subscribers on its network. The number is still growing due to its massive investments in technology, array of value added services, strong and unique marketing initiatives.