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One of Nigeria’s leading telecommunications giant, Globacom Limited has gained 2 million new subscribers. The telco gained more subscribers than any other network in the telecoms sector in December 2018.

Glo also made the second largest telecoms operator at the end of 2018. This was according to new statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

What may have enhanced Glo’s growth

It is no longer news that the telco giant had introduced some new packages into its services.

In its commitment to be the country’s largest data network, Globacom introduced Oga SIM, which offers 125% data bonuses to all new data customers, and GloYakata, which rewards customers with amazing data and voice benefits every time they recharge their Glo lines.

These packages cannot not have complimented the company’s growth.


A look at the stats

Globacom garnered 1,982,109 new customers, moving up its subscriber base from 43,273,188 to 45,255,297; a figure which amounts to 26.24%  of total industry subscriber figure.

This has strengthened the position of Globacom as the second largest network while the latest publication shows that Airtel remains in third place after increasing by 1,061,330 subscribers to arrive at 44,180,484 subscribers in December. This has pushed Airtel to 25.61% of cumulative industry subscriber base.

The report further indicates that 9mobile added 555,344 subscribers, as the third largest gainer,  to move up to 15,917,015 in December, from 15,361,671 in November while MTN stands at 67,133,009, having added only 158,017 in December 2018.

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About Glo

Globacom was established on the 29th of August, 2003 and is Nigeria’s second largest telecommunications operator. Globacom has operations in other West African countries namely Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire. The company made history in Nigeria when it became the first GSM operator to implement per second billing.

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In 2011, Glo became the first telecommunication company to build an $800 million high-capacity fibre-optic cable known as Glo-1, a submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria. It was the first successful submarine cable from the United Kingdom to Nigeria.

Globacom has the following range of products; Glo mobile, Glo Broad Access, Glo Gateway and Glo-1 coverage

Famuyiwa Damilare is a trained journalist. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication at the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ). Damilare is an innovative and transformational leader with broad-based expertise in journalism and media practice at large. He has explored his proven ability in the areas of reporting, curating and generating contents, creatively establishing social media engagements, and mobile editing of videos. It is safe to say he’s a multimedia journalist.



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