Friday, August 29, 2008

Nigeria - 20 millicom Glo mobile customers

Globacom hits 20 million subscribers mark

National telecommunications operator, Globacom, has attained the 20 million subscriber base mark, as it marks a five-year milestone of joining GSM operations in Nigeria.

The milestone, the company said in a statement on Thursday was a mark of the wide acceptance it has received from Nigerians.

Globacom switched on its network on August 29, 2003, with a promise to build Africa’s biggest and best network.

The company’s Executive Director, Marketing Communications, Mr. Okon Iyanam, said in a statement on Thursday, that the company was overwhelmed by the expression of faith in the network demonstrated by Nigerians.

“We are excited by the expression of faith in us by Nigerians. Within five years, Nigerians have made us what we are. This is only possible where the people are passionate about a brand that delivers on its promises as we have been doing,” he said.

In appreciation of the support, Globacom is placing “Thank you” messages in publications in the country with a focus on the areas where Nigerians had really rallied round the network to make it the leader in the market.

According to Iyanam, Globacom was taking the opportunity to appreciate Nigerians for the acceptance of the network and for their loyalty over the years.

Earlier in the year, the Group Chief Operating Officer, Glo Mobile, Mr. Mohammed Jameel, had disclosed that the company was installing a capacity for over 30 million subscribers by adding over 1,500 new base stations before the end of the year.

Globacom has extensive international roaming services involving over 200 networks in more than 100 countries and provides services on voice, SMS, GPRS roaming and BlackBerry services.

It also provides bulk sale of bandwidth and offers access to 804 networks in 174 countries via international SMS.

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