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Globacom expands postpaid international roaming service

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Globacom, national carrier, has expanded its international roaming with the addition of over 100 leading network partners across the world in the last one year. Steve Stretch, head of Glo Gateway, Globacom’s international services arm, who made this known in a statement, said the achievement further enhances the company’s reputation as one of the biggest voice and data carriers in Africa. Subscribers to Glo who are on the postpaid platform can enjoy seamless roaming services in almost every part of the world as Glo has interconnectivity arrangements with over 430 partners in 176 countries. Thus Glo is now the network in Nigeria with the largest international postpaid roaming footprint. He noted that Glo had similarly extended its prepaid roaming to more destinations as the service is now available in most major destinations where it is partnering with over 80 leading networks. The countries include Unites States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, South Africa, Ghana, United Arab Emirate (UAE), Algeria, Belgium, Italy, India and Israel. They also include Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Kenya, Russia, Turkey and Qatar.

Among operators on the African continent, Glo’s General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) roaming footprint is also one of the largest. The service which enables data roaming for mobile phones, laptops, ipads, Blackberry and android handsets is available in 115 countries comprising all major travel destinations. GPRS roaming enables the subscriber to access the value added services available on the Glo GPRS technology such as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and Mobile Internet. Stretch said that the company’s multi-billion dollar infrastructure, extensive footprint and manpower have made Glo Gateway a major force in international telecom business. Globacom made history in 2004 as the first operator in Africa to launch gateway switches outside the continent to carry international voice and data traffic. The international switches in the United Kingdom and Africa have strategically positioned the network as a major player in the global telecommunication industry as they have enabled Glo Gateway to directly interconnect with other leading international carriers, Stretch said.

 He said, “Glo Gateway’s mission is to build strong customer relationships, loyalty and satisfaction by delivering high-quality cost-effective international communications services on the African continent and the Rest of the World through a state-of-the-art network infrastructure, best in class business practices and it’s empowered, highly skilled employees.” 

Article Credit: Businessdayonline

Updated 3 Years ago

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