Nigerian Operator Expands Coverage
Published on: 4th Apr 2006
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Nigeria's Glo Mobile says that it has extended its GSM network coverage to every state in the country. According to a recent report presented to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Globacom has covered all major Nigerian cities and towns while all minor towns and villages across the country will be covered by mid year. Besides the towns and communities Globacom has also covered the major expressways and highways in the country.
Glo Mobile last January alone rolled out its services in over two hundred towns, bringing to over 30,000 the number of cities, towns and communities covered by the network. The coverage is unparalleled in the telecommunication industry as no network in Africa has been able to achieve this depth of coverage in just 30 months of operation. Glo Mobile was the fourth entrant into Nigeria's GSM market and began services on August 29, 2003.
Glo Mobile which currently has close to six million subscribers has a network capacity of 10 million which is being expanded to 12 million by the end of the year. This will ensure that the increase in network coverage and subsequent swell in subscriber base do not affect network quality.
The company has also extended its GPRS coverage to all base stations currently deployed.
According to The Mobile World, Glo Mobile ended last year with just over 5 million customers, giving them a 27% market share"