Over 15,000 subscribers registered for the Glo 4G LTE service across the country within 24 hours of launch.
Globacom's flagship sales outlets, Gloworld shops were besieged by excited subscribers in cities where the service was live.
Globacom launched Nigeria’s first nationwide 4G LTE network at its head office in Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday. The launch took the advanced mobile technology to the six geo-political zones of the country.
The locations include Lagos- Lekki, Ikoyi, V.I, Ajah and Akoka (South West), Port Harcourt- Aba Road, Trans Amadi, Diobu, Old GRA and UNIPort, Warri, Eket and Benin (South South), Abuja- Maitama, Wuse, Asokoro, Garki/Central Business District and Airport Road and Jos (North Central), Yola – ABTI (North East) and Zaria- ABU (North West). The company said the network which offers the fastest internet speed, will be live in other cities in Nigeria in quick succession.
Globacom, also during the launch made it possible for journalists to experience the superior speed of its 4G LTE network.
The journalists who tried out many websites expressed delight at the speed of the service.
The service enables Globacom to offer its subscribers data intensive applications, and will particularly be great news to individuals who consume huge volumes of data, as well as government and corporate organisations like banks, oil and gas companies, academic institutions and health institutions, which rely exclusively on seamless data transfer for their operations
Many Nigerians have poured encomiums on Globacom for investing massively in the country and making the service available beyond the major commercial cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt and the seat of power, Abuja.
Mohammed Aliyu, a secondary school teacher said he loved the flexibility of the offerings. He said he had initially thought the service would be expensive, but was pleasantly surprised that virtually anyone who can afford to buy a smartphone can buy a 4G data bundle.
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