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Globacom to roll out its Glo2 fibre optic infrastructure in 2019

Nigerian telecommunications Globacom has announced that the company will be rolling out its Glo2 fibre optic infrastructure in 2019 from Lagos to Niger Delta states. Glo2 fibre will provide high-speed broadband services to oil companies as well as link up the cable to the northern states.

Globacom’s deputy chief operating officer, Technical, Bisi Koleoso, said that the company was committed to ensuring that Nigerians were not left behind in the march to a digitalised world.

“We have invested massively in new technologies to introduce these products which we believe will redefine business, social and personal pursuits”,  he said.

Mr. Koleoso noted that the total telecommunications solutions provider was committed to ensuring that Nigerians were not left behind in the march towards a digitalised world.

“Having ended 2018 on a very high note, retaining our position as the second largest operator with a remarkable 45.3 million subscriber base, we have resolved to further enrich customer experience on our network with these new offerings.

At the same time, the company also announced that it will be launching new products including Glo Drive, Glo Health, Glo Entertainment Portal, Glo Mobile Money, Glo Call Connect Service, World Connect and Glo Titi, the Artificial Intelligence platform. ‎

Glo Drive will address problems subscribers face with storing their data by offering limitless storage capacity in the cloud, while Glo Health Care is a digital health assistant designed to offer Nigerians access to best doctors in the world directly on their phone.

The Glo Entertainment Portal will offer a single point of access for millions of digital entertainment content through Glo Café. The Glo Mobile Money will be an agent network which would hasten the drive towards a cash-light Nigerian society by enabling financial transactions on the mobile phone and extending financial inclusion to over 60 million unbanked people in the country.

Glo Artificial Intelligence platform would engage customers directly and assist them to get information about data plans, prepaid plans and Value Added Service (VAS). This enables customers to choose the most convenient plan, resolve issues and ask questions 24/7 without any human interface.

Sanjip Roy, group chief technical director, Globacom in his presentation, said over 2,000 generators, and 6,000 new batteries had been swapped for better power availability for the network. Also, about 1,000 kilometres of fibre has been relocated due on ongoing road constructions across the country.

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