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Glo promises customers improved internet speeds

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Telecommunications giant, Globacom, said it had invested heavily in infrastructure to improve internet speed as more optic fibre cables are being laid nationwide.

The Chief Technical Officer for the firm, Mr Remi Makinde, disclosed this in a press conference on Saturday at the Mike Adenuga Towers, Lagos to unveil the activities of the company’s 20th anniversary.

Makinde also noted that the company was going to perfect its 4G connection by building the right infrastructural support and would move to 5, 6 and even 7G with time.

Speaking during his presentation on broadband penetration so far, Makinde said, “We are here to ensure that our customers have the best coverage. With the current challenge of energy globally, we are optimising our power systems nationwide on all our field stations to ensure that despite the global energy challenge in terms of diesel pricing and power supply, we are deploying green energy solutions.

“We have done a replacement of over 4,000 whole batteries to ensure that our sites don’t go down and our customers always have connectivity. Going into 2024, we would make sure the sites are always available to our customers”.

For fibre optic enhancement and expansion, Makinde noted that the company had completed over 286km of new fibre routes nationwide.

“Ongoing, we have 736km of new fibre routes that we are laying pan Nigeria to ensure that broadband penetration is guaranteed and provided to all our teeming customers, both corporate and retailers. In the transport and transmission network, we have done with the IP backhaul which we upgraded from 300 Gbps to 600 Gbps”, he added.

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