Glo Mobile Ghana, a subsidiary of next generation network, Globacom, said it had upgraded its network capacity to effectively accommodate 20 million data subscribers. Head of Business of Glo Mobile Ghana, Mr. Augustine Mamuro, said the development followed the series of network improvement projects executed by the company to extensively enhance the network experience of customers on its network.
He said Glo Mobile High-Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network had been upgraded to make download speed much faster than what it used to be, thereby guaranteeing data subscribers an unparalleled experience in terms of connectivity and download speed.
“We have in recent time been able to make a lot of improvements and built up capacity to accommodate over 20 million data subscribers on our network. Data is the future of telecoms and any focus in this regard will always serve the best interest of our subscribers,” Mamuro stated.
He said that Glo Mobile was now in a superb state to deliver excellent data services to its numerous subscribers in Ghana because of its strong backbone infrastructure, including the 2.4 terabyte Glo-1 Submarine cable linking key West African countries with Europe with dedicated extension to the United States.
According to him: “Several months ago, we began the process of overhaul, which involves both the upgrade of all software, hardware, and core network infrastructure. This will push up the data download speed from the current 7.2mbps up to 21mbps, which will also go up to 42mbps very soon. In layman language, this will enable our subscribers to download songs within the twinkle of the eye and movies in minutes.”
Mamuro, who disclosed that the upgrade of the software had been completed while the hardware upgrade was nearly completed, described this as a giant leap into a totally new experience for our subscribers, saying: “Since data and Internet are the future of telecoms, we have decided to always be a notch higher in terms of the reliability and speed of our services.”
He disclosed that this shift, which is heavily backed by generous dedicated bandwidth infrastructure from Glo-1, would set new parameters in data user experience across the country and ensure that subscribers get excellent speed and value for money. Mamuro said the network experience would eliminate buffering and empower Glo subscribers to enjoy smooth and super-fast Internet.