On August 29, Nigeria’s telecommunication Globacom will mark its 5th anniversary.
Globacom was launched in 2003, with the launch of GSM in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This was the 4th GSM service provider to launch operations; two years after other operators had their launch.
In the past five years GloMobile became the fastest growing GSM operator in Africa, with 1 million subscribers in only nine months, covering 50 000 cities across the country and a subscriber base of 19 million.
Globacom launched the GSM service in Benin Republic in June and granted an operating license in Ghana. Globacom has also impacted the International Wholesale Voice, Data Exchange and Trading Business Unit. It is the first operator in Africa to have gateway switches outside the continent. Their fixed line services will also be launched in several cities in Nigeria.
Mohamed Jameel, Group Chief Operating Officer of Glo Mobile thanked the government, subscribers and Nigerians for believing in the company in a recent press release. He goes on to say he wants to acknowledge that the birth of Globacom and the success it has become because of the conductive environment created by government and the acceptance by a large amount of Nigerians.
In these five years Globacom has managed to make itself a household name. With Globacom’s bouquet of licenses and value added offerings and its multi-billion dollar infrastructural invest; they will continue to exploit its capacity as a means for socio-economic development in Africa.
By IT News Africa staff reporter