Globacom has expressed gratitude to its subscribers and Nigeria for their support for the network in the past ten years.
The company, which marks its 10th anniversary today, having commenced business on August, 29, 2003, said it had been an eventful and fulfilling first decade of operations.
In a press statement in Lagos, Group Chief Operating Officer of Globacom, Mohamed Jameel, thanked the government, subscribers and all Nigerians for believing in the company. He said the company had since 2003 remained committed to providing its customers with world-class information, communication and technology (ICT) services through constant deployment of latest technologies. This, he noted, was in line with the corporate promise at launch that Globacom would build a robust ICT network infrastructure that would consistently deliver value to its esteemed customers.
“As we celebrate our achievements these past ten years, I wish to acknowledge that Globacom’s huge success is a result of the conducive environment created by government and the acceptance of the network by the vast majority of Nigerians. On behalf of our visionary Chairman, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr (GCON) and the entire Management and Staff of Globacom, I wish to thank all Nigerians for the unprecedented love and support they have consistently shown to the company,” Jameel Stated.
Globacom has experienced huge patronage by Nigerians since it started business. Within its first year of operation, Glo Mobile became the fastest growing GSM operator in Africa, achieving a record 1 million subscribers in Nigeria in nine months. Today, Glo is the second largest operator with over 25 million subscribers in Nigeria. In pursuit of its pan-African vision, the company has also extended operations to Benin Republic and Ghana with footprint in other countries across the world. Its massive investments in technology, array of value added services, strong and unique marketing initiatives have made it the first choice network for millions of subscribers.
The company has also impacted significantly on international telecom operations with Glo Gateway, the International Wholesale Voice and Data Exchange and Trading Business Unit. Glo Gateway is a leading provider of telephone hubbing services for the rest of the world. It is the first operator in Africa to launch gateway switches outside the continent to carry international voice and data traffic. The first privately owned submarine cable, Glo 1, has also addressed the bandwidth requirements of West African sub-region.
Glo Broad Access, its fixed line arm, is gradually restoring the hopes for reliable fixed line telephony in Nigeria, with roll out of services in Lagos, Abuja and Benin. This will soon be extended to several more cities in Nigeria.
Jameel reaffirmed Globacom’s commitment to the provision of world class services to its customers. “As we move into our second decade of operations, I assure our subscribers that we shall continue to utilize our bouquet of licences to offer value-added offerings,” he stated, adding that Globacom would remain a catalyst for socio-economic development not only in Nigeria but also in Africa.