Globacom has expanded its 4G LTE services to more cities in Nigeria following the promise made during the launching of the network. Glo 4G LTE network is now a new standard, especially because when ntel came, Lagos and Abuja were its major coverage areas. InterC 4G network and MTN 4G LTE services simply joined them while recently, Etisalat 4G was spotted in Lagos only. Meanwhile, Airtel is busy expanding in Mumba, India.
With this expansion into 8 new locations, Glo 4G LTE is officially in 16 cities in Nigeria. The country’s first widely spread LTE network will make it possible for millions of Nigerians to enjoy instant, efficient broadband internet at speeds far superior to the 3G network, thus enabling them to download ultra high definition videos in seconds.
New Glo 4G LTE Coverage Areas
The newly added cities are Zaria- ABU (North West), Yola – ABTI (North East), Abuja- Maitama, Wuse, Asokoro, Garki/Central Business District and Airport Road and Jos (North Central), Port Harcourt- Aba Road, Trans Amadi, Diobu, Old GRA and UNIPort, Warri, Eket and Benin (South-South) and Lagos- Lekki, Ikoyi, V.I, Ajah and Akoka (South West)
Within Delta State, Glo 4G LTE also expanded in Warri to other locations: Sapele (Western Delta University), Agbor (College of Education), Okada (Igbinedion University), Ekpoma (Ambrose Alli University), Abraka (Delta StateUniversity), Forcados, Escravos, and Bonny.
Less than 2days of launch, they had more than 15000 subscribers registered for the service across the country. The momentum has since been maintained with thousands of people connecting to the network across the country. This is in consonance with NCC’s report which shows that Globacom has 26,984,974 customers browsing on the internet in August, showing an increase of 164,098 from its July’s record of 26,820,876.
With this development, individuals who consume huge volumes of data, government agencies, corporate organizations including banks, oil and gas companies, academic institutions and health institutions, which utilize seamless data transfer for their operations will benefit immensely from Globacom’s data intensive applications.
During the launch of the advanced technology of Glo 4G LTE services,at its head office in Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Kamaldeen Shonibare, Head, Corporate Sales, Globacom said the service would touch all aspects of life, from education to agriculture and medical care, thus making life more interesting, comfortable and enjoyable for Nigerians.
“Our subscribers today already enjoy downloading music, video and movie contents and streaming contents on their phones and other devices. But the new Glo 4G LTE network offers subscribers a significantly improved experience. The video and voice quality in video calls on different applications like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber etc is a lot clearer while the picture quality is crisper, and the transmission is faster,” he said.
The Glo Corporate Sales Head stated further that over 150 million telecom subscribers in Nigeria will have access to the internet at a much faster speed and enjoy ultra high definition video without buffering as well as utilize other high intensive data applications with ease, courtesy of Glo 4G LTE.
So when purchasing or exchanging your old phone for a new smartphone, you will need to make sure it has supports 4G LTE network. If you already have a 4G-enabled phone, you can use this guide to check if it supports 4G network.
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