Globacom has rolled out Nigeria’s first commercial world-class nationwide mobile Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) network across the six geo-political zones simultaneously. This follows a successful multi-dimensional test-run of the advanced network consistent with its numerous pioneering roles in Nigeria’s telecommunication industry.
With this development, telecommunications subscribers in several parts of key cities in Lagos, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Abuja in the Federal Capital City, Jos in Plateau State, Warri in Delta State, Eket in Akwa Ibom State, Benin City in Edo State, Yola in Adamawa State and Zaria in Kaduna State can immediately connect to Glo 4G LTE network, while rollout to other major cities of the country will happen in quick succession in the days ahead.
The Glo 4G LTE, which is the country’s first nationwide network implementation, is offering instant efficient broadband internet to millions of Nigerians at speeds multiple times faster than the 3G network, enabling subscribers to download ultra high definition videos in seconds.
This major milestone will enable Globacom to offer its subscribers data intensive applications, and will particularly be great news to individuals who consume huge volumes of data, as well as government and corporate organisations like banks, oil and gas companies, academic institutions and health institutions, which rely exclusively on seamless data transfer for their operations.
Kamaldeen Shonibare, head, corporate sales, Globacom said “We are pleased to once again play a leading role in empowering Nigerians with world class data services, helping to close the digital divide. In the last one and a half years, the people of this great country have spoken repeatedly by making Globacom the largest data network in new subscriptions.
“The best we can do for our people who believe in us and made us their number one data network is to give them the best technology. What we are offering is the new speed of life,” he said. With the launch of 4G/LTE services, Globacom has unveiled a wide range of hard-to-beat 4G data bundle offers to enable all categories of subscribers to have access to the revolutionary products and services.
The benefits include free access to thousands of music, video and movie on demand. For instance, for only N500, subscribers will get a whopping 1.6GB of data, while N1000 will give them 3.2GB data. Other exciting offers include 7.5GB for N2000, 10GB for N2,500, 18GB for N4000 and 24GB for N5000. The data plans range from N50 to N18,000 to suit eveyone’s pocket.
Globacom is also offering a brand new 4G LTE router which gives access to Ultra High Speed Internet and landline, with free SIM, 60Gb of shareable data valid for a month and free world-class content for a one-off fee of N31,000. For those who prefer MiFi, Globacom is bundling its 4G MiFi with free SIM, 60Gb of shareable data valid for one month and free world-class content for a one-off fee of N25,000.
Shonibare said the Glo 4G LTE services would make life more interesting, comfortable and enjoyable for Nigerians as the advanced technology would touch all aspects of life from education to agriculture and medical care.