Digital solutions provider, Globacom, has expressed gratitude to Nigeria, its subscribers, business partners and other stakeholders for their support for the network in the past 20 years.

The company, which marks its 20th anniversary today, commenced operations in 2003, with the rollout of innovative and affordable telecommunication services.

In a statement in Lagos yesterday, the company said it had been two decades of transforming the telecommunications landscape, fulfilling dreams, and positively affecting the lives of millions of Nigerians.

“Glo has been at the forefront of revolutionary changes in the telecommunication sector in Nigeria. It crashed the cost of acquiring SIM cards in the country from about N25,000 to just about N200.

It further noted that prominent among the innovations Glo pioneered in Nigeria were Blackberry, Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), Magic Plus, Glo Direct, Glo Fonepals, Africhat, Glo Mobile Internet, GloFleetmanager, M-Banking and Glo Mobile Office.

“Glo was also the first to launch 2.5G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. It also singlehandedly built an international submarine cable, Glo 1 to connect West Africa directly to the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. It also connects 12 nations in the West African sub region, including some of them that are landlocked.

“Glo1 is credited with crashing the cost of internet services and is today the preferred cable system by global OTT providers. It connects thousands of kilometres of national fibre to all parts of Nigeria.

Globacom restated its commitment to the provision of world-class communications and digital services in line with the corporate promise it made at launch to build a world class communications and technology infrastructure that would consistently deliver value to its esteemed customers.

The firm further stated that its achievements over the years was due to the support of millions of Nigerians. It added that it now had over 61 million subscribers.

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