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Globacom to expand 4G capacity in Nigeria

Nigeria’s second national carrier, Globacom will devote several billions into the expansion of its network in the country.

Nairametrics had reported that the Mike Adenuga-led company gained 2 million new subscribers more than any other network in the telecoms sector last year.

Group Chief Technical Director of Globacom, Sanjib Roy, stated that the expansion was in order to accommodate increasing traffic on the network.

Adding that the Glo 1 submarine cable capacity has been upgraded to 300G all the way From Lagos to the UK, giving huge bandwidth for mobile and Enterprise business.

The company had deployed more than 2,000 new generators and 6,000 new batteries for seamless connection, while site distribution of fuelling contractors has been streamlined, thereby removing all obstacles to BTS site operations.

Also, the Group Chief Technical Director said the aforementioned activities by Glo had led to better availability of the network, adding that work was on-going on more than 1000km of fiber route where road construction had affected the fiber cabling.

The company deployed high wattage Radio Remote Units (RRU) for 3G services and the multi-sector antenna has been concluded for better 3G indoor coverage, high-speed data download, signal quality, and network coverage to further deepen data network quality for subscribers.

Roy said feedback and customer complaints prompts the activities of the telecommunication, adding that Glo still intends to increase the company’s 4G LTE penetration.

The telco will also launch new enterprise products to cater to the needs of SMEs and rural areas to create the digital environment to empower business growth in Nigeria is also in the works.