Glo Ghana large enough for 20m data subscribers
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
The new Head of Business of the newly upgraded Glo Mobile Ghana network, Mr. Augustine Mamuro, has said that the company can comfortably cater to over 20 million data subscribers.
He explained that the company has overhauled the network and positioned it to significantly improve the network experience of its subscribers.
With the upgrade of Glo Mobile High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network, subscribers who are frequent users of data are promised an unrivaled experience in terms of speed of download.
Mamuro said, “we have in recent time been able to achieve a lot of improvements and built up capacity to accommodate over 20 million data subscribers on our network. Data is the future of telecoms and any focus in this regard will always serve the best interest of our subscribers.”
Mamuro reiterated Glo Mobile’s resolve to deliver excellent data services to its numerous subscribers in Ghana because of its robust backbone infrastructure which includes the 2.4 terabyte Glo-1 Submarine cable linking key West Africa countries with Europe with dedicated extension to the United States of America.
“Several months ago, we began the process of overhaul, which involves both the upgrade of all software, hardware and core network infrastructure. This will push up the data download speed from the current 7.2mbps up to 21mbps, which will also go up to 42mbps very soon. In layman language, this will enable our subscribers to download songs within the twinkle of the eye and movies in minutes,” he added.
As the upgrade of hardware is getting close to completion, the software upgrade has already been concluded, he added.
Mr Mamuro enthused that it is a “giant leap into a totally new experience for our subscribers. Since data and internet are the future of telecoms, we have decided to always be a notch higher in terms of the reliability and speed of our services.”
He revealed that this shift, which is heavily supported by ample dedicated bandwidth infrastructure from Glo-1, will set new parameters in data user experience across the country and ensure that subscribers get excellent data speed and value for money.
Mamuro assured subscribers that the network experience would eliminate buffering and allow them to enjoy smooth and super fast internet services on any enabled devices.
It will be recalled that, some days ago, Glo Mobile unveiled four major products for the benefit of Ghanaians.