Globacom pursues aggressive GPRS roll out

27 Sep 2005

Glo Mobile, the wireless business of Nigeria’s second national operator Globacom, says it has launched GPRS/GSM services covering 20 major cities, towns and expressways in just one week as part of its aggressive 2.5G network rollout plan, according to local paper Vanguard. Coverage has been expanded to: Ogoja and Obudu in upper Cross River State; Owode, Ifo, Arigbajo, Itori and Wasimi in Ogun state; Kaiama and Opoku in Bayelsa; as well as Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi and Bida in Niger. The Ijebu–Ibadan, Lagos–Otta and Otta–Abeokuta expressways have also been added to the Glo network. Glo Mobile claims to be building ‘the biggest and best network in Africa’ and now covers more than 400 cities and towns, as well as 30 major highways in Nigeria.

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