We don’t patronise fake OEMs, says Glo

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria

Globacom has said it does not patronise substandard original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and telecoms equipment vendors. It insists it even goes beyond the approval of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and do proper quality checks before acquiring any equipment for its network  infrastructure.

Head, Business Support, Yomi Ogunbamowo, who spoke on the sideline while unveiling a product that allows customers to call friends, lovers, business partners and family members at a cheap rate, Glo Ringa,  said the firm has completed its national network equipment upgrade that has made network resilient enough to carry any traffic should there be any surge as a result of the launch of the product.

He said the telco took its time to launch the product having satisfied itself that it will not lead to service quality degradation.

“As a responsible and responsive operator, we have been upgrading our network in the last three months. We did this to precede the launch of this product. So degradation of service quality will not arise at all,” he said.

According to him, the Glo Ringa a gesture further to the telco’s desire to ease the life of its customers, adding that it is another way of giving back to them, adding that the new product allows its 23 million subscribers to belong to the club of ‘family & friends’ and enjoy cheap call rates and designed to cushion the effects of spiraling cost-push inflation in the country that has seen the prices of essential goods and services sky-rocket.

He said: “Glo Ringa allows all prepaid customers to make calls at cheap and competitive tariffs. It is designed to help build relationship and businesses. There’s inflation and we realise that prices of goods and services have been going up. So we decided to introduce it to cushion the effects of the inflation.

“Like every other innovative products, we pioneered the friends & family. We have taken it to further heights by allowing all our 23 million customers to have an opportunity to benefit from the service by calling at 11kobo per second.”

According to him, the service will attract N250 weekly rental which he said is nothing when compared with the opportunity its offers the customers to make cheap calls.


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