CEM REPORT, TELECOM | Globacom on Friday announced the simultaneous rollout of its Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution Advanced network, popularly known as 4G-LTE Advanced, in major cities in the country, with an additional 4,000 LTE Advanced sites planned for rollout in major cities across the country in 2023.
The company explained that delivering a superior 4G LTE Advanced technology was a major step in actualizing its objective of empowering Nigerians for a better internet experience and more productive life. Access to affordable 4G LTE Advanced technology will enhance the experience of subscribers and, to ensure quality service delivery, Glo has acquired additional 4G spectrum on 2.6GHZ band.
“Switching to the new technology is a simple process. For those who already have 4G SIMs, they will be able to enjoy the Glo LTE Advanced service. But for those who do not have the 4G SIMs, they first need to upgrade their SIM cards to USIM (4G SIM). The upgrade process is also simple, as all you require is a SIM Swap, which takes two minutes. The customer also needs a device that is 4G-enabled. Then, you will experience seamless and super-fast mobile Internet services on the Glo network,” the network disclosed.
With the consistent growth of smart devices in Nigeria, the demand for bandwidth and high speed capabilities is also increasing as subscribers exchange, download and upload more videos, music and documents and use mobile applications that are bandwidth intensive. This significant development is projected to help speed-up economic and commercial activities as well as boost productivity of professionals, students and traders across the country.
Equally, 4G LTE Advanced service will be of significant implication for government and corporate organisations such as banks, oil and gas companies, academic and health institutions which rely heavily on reliable data connection for their operations.
The announcement concluded with the network stating, “Glo LTE Advanced is described as the power of three LTE data networks in one. It is faster, stronger and better. We urge new and existing subscribers to visit the nearest Gloworld shop to connect to the Glo 4G LTE Advanced and enjoy the boundless opportunities offered by the advanced and superior technology including optimum performance for use cases in telemedicine, e-agriculture, 3D Games, etc.”