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Glo network upgrade complete "soon"

07 May 2014, 16:07

Abuja - Glo, the indigenous network operator, has disclosed that it would soon conclude its network upgrade project across the country.

Addressing journalists in Lagos, Glo Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel, said most part of the project which is been handled by four equipment vendors, Alcatel Lucent, Huawei, ZTE and Ericsson had been concluded.

Jameel said that subscribers on the Glo network would soon start enjoying quality services which the upgrade would usher in.

Jameel said that the upgrade include  swapping, upgrade and overhaul of network infrastructure, as well as building of new switches and construction of additional 4 000 km of optic fibre cable to complement the company’s existing fibre optic facility.

He said that the swapping of cell sites had been completed in Abuja, Oyo State, Osun State, Ogun State, Akwa Ibom State, Port Harcourt and several parts of Lagos including Lekki, Ikorodu, Agbara and Otta.

Jameel noted that the company’s existing 10 000km optic fibre network is also being expanded with IP MPLS and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) network to provide capacity and route protection.

He added that the project includes installation of new base stations and densification of existing ones, setting up of three new call centres across the country to take care of vast increase in subscriber figures and upgrade of the radio access network which will ensure that data customers enjoy unparalleled speed and reliability.

He added that the massive project upgrade will trigger an explosive ICT broadband growth across Nigeria in th next three decades.

He appealed to its subscribers to bear with them with regards to the poor services being experienced.

"We are converting every cell site in Nigeria into broadband.  We regret any inconvenience our subscribers might have experienced in the process of the unprecedented network upgrade and expansion. After rain comes sunshine. Nigerians will enjoy the massive transformation on the Glo network after the expansion and modernisation exercise."

- CAJ News

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