Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Subscribers Urge GLO To Extend 4G LTE Coverage To Hinterlands

The Glo 4G LTE network has continued to generate more interest from impressed subscribers nationwide as they clamour for more coverage areas in the hinterlands by the telecoms operator in order for them to enjoy the service when they travel to their country homes.  

Already, Globacom has rolled out the service in close to one hundred locations nationwide. Some of the locations include Lagos (Lekki, Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Ajah and Akoka), Port Harcourt (Aba Road, Trans Amadi, Diobu, Old GRA and UNIPort, Warri, Eket and Benin), Abuja (Maitama, Wuse, Asokoro, Garki/Central Business District and Airport Road), and Jos in North Central), Yola – ABTI (North East) and Zaria- ABU in North West.

A number of the Glo 4G LTE subscribers, who having experienced the speed of the service, described it as second to none in the country in terms of quality and coverage, and urged Globacom to rapidly spread the network to suburbs and villages.

One of the respondents, Titilayo Lawal, a fashion designer based in Adeniran Ogunsanya area of Surulere Lagos, praised the Glo 4G LTE service. Lawal who had ported to Glo from another network for reasons relating to poor data service said her experience so far on Glo network is remarkable and impressive. “It is good.  It is very fast no matter the amount of attachment you are sending.  I love the service.” She urged Globacom to extend the 4G LTE service to some other locations especially where she spends most of her time.

Stephen Obembe, who resides in Wuse 2, Abuja who also ported to Glo could not hide his excitement at the 4G LTE service. “It’s been great. Glo 4G has been good, very good. I use a lot of data for my business and I am really satisfied with the service. I am very happy I ported to the Glo network”, he said.

For Maniru Saminu, a Bureau De Change operator based in Zone 4, Wuse, Abuja, the Glo 4G LTE service is a new dawn in data and internet network in Nigeria. He enthused that Glo has become the network of choice for him.

“I really appreciate Glo 4G service. It is very fast. I am enjoying the internet service, I do not experience delays doing streaming and downloads. I also do my internet banking transactions with ease,” Saminu said. He explained that the clear difference he experienced spurred him to encourage his friends in the BDC business to subscribe to Glo 4G.

“I even gave my old Samsung S7 Edge phone to one of my friends to use and he has subscribed. The second person will soon subscribe. I want to urge Globacom to bring the service to Kano, my home state so we can enjoy it over there also,” he added.

Globacom in a statement encouraged Nigerians to switch to its 4G LTE network and begin to enjoy superior quality. “Glo LTE network is one of the very best you will find anywhere in the world. Apart from an expansive, nationwide state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure which our 4G LTE  network is predicated on, it is also riding on the much sought-after spectrum band 28. This gives it a strong edge,” Globacom explained. 

The company said it has deployed wider bandwidth for broader coverage, higher data capacity and optimum performance. “It also has much better indoor reception than other frequency bands because of unparalleled ability to penetrate building walls and similar obstacles”, the statement read.

Globacom revealed that more parts of the country will soon be connected on the network in the shortest time possible. The company said the network has been configured in such a way that subscribers will never be stranded even when they move out of Glo 4G LTE network coverage.

“When a subscriber moves out of 4G LTE network coverage, our 3G or 2.5G network (depending on where he or she is) automatically steps in to ensure the subscriber continues to enjoy connectivity. Calls or browsing is never interrupted. You will only notice that the speed will drop to 3G or 2.5 G level, depending on the area. We are ramping up efforts to cover everywhere as soon as possible so that wherever our subscribers are, they can enjoy the same top notch quality” Globacom revealed.

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