Friday, May 10, 2013

Globacom signs $500M network expansion agreement with ZTE | Restates Commitment to Quality Service

Leading Telecommunications Company Globacom on Monday 29th April 2013 took its network expansion project a notch higher as it signed a $500 million network modernisation and expansion contract with leading telecom vendors, ZTE Corporation.

Globacom’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel (2nd from right) and Managing Director , ZTE Corporation, Zenghong Ma (right) during the signing of a $500 million Glo network modernization and expansion contract in Lagos on Monday. The Deputy Managing Director of ZTE Corporation, Yan Gao (left) and Globacom’s Executive Director, Special Projects, Mike Jituboh
The Company had last Friday signed a $750 million deal with Huawei Technologies to massively expand the huge capacity of the Glo network.
Speaking at the formal signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with ZTE in Lagos on Monday, The Group Chief Operating officer of Globacom, Mohamed Jameel, stated that the contract was part of the huge nationwide network expansion and modernisation project to make communication on its network a very smooth experience.

“We are here today to sign an MOU with ZTE as part of our expansion plan to modernise every aspect of our network and this is expected to result in much improved services”, Jameel added
He said that, “With the planned expansion, Globacom’s network capacity will increase in many folds, thus enabling it to carry high level of data in addition to other improvements in voice services”.

Jameel said that the company’s extensive network expansion plan is another commitment on the part of Globacom towards providing better GSM services for its numerous subscribers

The Glo GCOO stated further that Glo network will continue to bring in latest technologies from every part of the world to improve telecommunication services for millions of its subscribers in Nigeria and in West Africa.
He thanked Glo subscribers for staying with the Network, adding that the company will continue to make GSM services affordable to them all.

Also speaking at the occasion, The Managing Director of ZTE, Zenghong Ma stated that Glo-ZTE’s relationship dates back to five years, adding that the new cooperation between the two companies wouldl signal a new era that would provide innovative solution in 2G &3G expansion and upgrading that will enhance the Glo network qualities.

He was optimistic that the expansion agreement will deliver State-of-the-Art technology to Globacom which will be of great benefit to its subscribers and Nigerians generally.

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