Facility upgrade reason for Globacom’s subscriber growth


The latest performance of Globacom, as the top growing network in terms of subscriber figures has been linked to the aggressive backbone and infrastructure upgrade done by the network across the country in recent months.

Latest figures released by the industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) showed that Globacom added more subscribers than other players in the month of July 2018.

This is not surprising to watchers of the industry, as investigations have revealed that Globacom from as far back as 2017 had been strengthening its existing cell sites, rerouting its optic fibre cables and expanding its existing cable infrastructure. Specifically, Globacom has been swapping and upgrading network equipment with new and higher capacity equipment to deliver improved data and voice services.

It was revealed that Glo’s core data network interface ports have been upgraded from 40GB to 100GB, meaning the traffic handling capacity is more than doubled. Also, the capacity of Globacom’s undersea cable, Glo 1, has been tripled. The network’s renowned 4G Coverage is being extended to several more cities in 33 states consolidating Globacom’s position as the network with the widest and best 4G coverage in Nigeria presently.

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