Nigeria’s first world-class nationwide mobile 4G LTE Network has been launched by next generation network, Globacom. This followed a successful multi- dimensional test-run of the advanced network.
The Glo 4G LTE, which is the country’s first nationwide network implementation, is offering instant efficient broadband internet to millions of Nigerians at speeds multiple times faster than the 3G network, enabling subscribers to download ultra high definition videos in seconds.
WHAT IS THE FULL MEANING OF LTE?
LTE = Long Term Evolution
This major milestone will enable Globacom to offer its subscribers data intensive applications, and will particularly be great news to individuals who consume huge volumes of data, as well as government and corporate organisations like banks, oil and gas companies, academic institutions and health institutions, which rely exclusively on seamless data transfer for their operations.
In addition to the launch of 4G LTE services, Globacom has also unveiled a set of 4G data bundles to enable all categories of subscribers to have access to the unique products and services. Under the new plan, subscribers will get a whopping 1.6GB of data for N500, while N1000 will give them 3.2GB data. Other exciting offers include 7.5GB for N2000, 10GB for N2,500, 18GB for N4000 and 24GB for N5000. The benefits also include free access to thousands of music, video and movie on demand while the data plan range from N50 to N18,000 for the benefit of all.
Other packages offered by Globacom include a brand new 4G LTE router and the MIFi. While the 4G LTE router gives access to Ultra High Speed Internet and landline and comes with free SIM, 60Gb of shareable data valid for a month as well as free world-class content for a one-off fee of N31,000, the Company bundled the 4G MiFi with free SIM, 60Gb of shareable data valid for one month and free world-class content for a one-off fee of N25,000.
GLO 4G SERVICE COVERAGE AREAS IN NIGERIA
Below is the list of towns in Nigeria with Glo 4G coverage at launch time:
- Port Harcourt
- Jos in Plateau State
- Warri in Delta State
- Eket in Akwa Ibom State
- Benin City in Edo State
- Yola in Adamawa State and
- Zaria in Kaduna State
So, if you are in any of those locations, you have the opportunity to connect to Glo 4G LTE network immediately provided you have a 4G phone; have gotten Glo 4G SIM and have subscribed to glo 4G data plan.
Globacom promises that 4G services will be extended to other major cities in quick succession.