By Prince Osuagwu
Telecom operator, Globacom, has switched on the mobile 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network nationwide.
The operator said its subscribers in several parts of Nigeria can immediately connect to Glo 4G LTE network. Among the cities where the service is already live are Lagos, Port Harcourt in Rivers State, Abuja in the Federal Capital City, Jos in Plateau State, Warri in Delta State, Eket in Akwa Ibom State, Benin City in Edo State, Yola in Adamawa State and Zaria in Kaduna State while roll-out to other major cities of the country will happen in days ahead.
The Glo 4G LTE, which is the country’s first nationwide network implementation, is offering instant efficient broadband internet to millions of Nigerians at speed faster than the 3G network, enabling subscribers to download ultra high definition videos in seconds.
This major milestone will enable Globacom to offer its subscribers data intensive applications, and will particularly be a welcome development to individuals who consume huge quantum of data, as well as government and corporate organisations like banks, oil and gas companies, academic institutions and health institutions, which rely exclusively on seamless data transfer for their operations.
Unveiling the service yesterday, Head, Corporate Sales, Globacom, Mr Kamaldeen Shonibare, said: “We are pleased to once again play a leading role in empowering Nigerians with world class data services. This will help to close the digital divide.”