Globacom launches ‘Glo Mobile Money’ begins massive infrastructure upgrade

February 5th, 2019

Glo Network, the number one Telecommunications company in Nigeria held a meeting with Media Stakeholders at Eko Hotel, Lagos, where the giant telecoms outfit said it is ready to bring innovation to the financial transaction process in the country with the launch of its mobile money platform tagged: ‘Glo Mobile Money’ which is expected to become a reality in a couple of weeks. SOUTH WEST Editor, JOHN SILAS reports.

According to the company, Glo Mobile Money will not require any user to go through any banking platform and there will be no need for high-end phones for any transaction to be carried out by any subscriber that subscribes to the service.

The company said the product is designed to encourage savings culture among Nigerians. It also requires less information to register for the services on mobile phones and it does not exclude any customer, regardless of the type of phone.

With the Glo Mobile Money service, Nigeria financial inclusion initiative will take a giant stride.

On health sector, the company’s Health Care App is expected to provide customers the opportunity to have access to about 300 specialised doctors for their health, such as blood pressure, sugar level among others. The service will come in three Nigerian languages – Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba.

On its entertainment platform, Glo Entertainment will thrill the network’s customers with over 12,000 blockbuster movies, two million songs and 10,000 games. The service provider said Glo Entertainment will be the biggest digital library in Nigeria when it is unveiled.

Other services the telecoms company will be launching very soon include Glo Call Connect Services, Glo Business Travel Service, Glo TITI and others.

Speaking at the unveiling of the plans in Lagos over the weekend, Group Chief Technical Officer, Globacom, Mr. Sanjib Roy, said the company would be rolling out the Glo 2 submarine cable this year to connect Lagos directly to other Southern parts of the country, alongside a massive investment in infrastructure in over 400 sites.

According to him, Globacom will transit from a reactionary service provider that attends to problems when reported to by deploying relevant analytic tools that will enable the company address problems before they occur.

To that end, the company will “initiate new data analytic tools to capture subscribers’ experience in real time and also take pre-emptive actions to improve the network,” Roy said. “Also, new sites would be rolled out into rural areas, thereby banishing digital divide between cities and villages.”

Equally on the cards are new enterprise products to meet the needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the rural areas. Among the other packages, as the company moves to improve its data services, is the 4G LTE for fast speed internet broadband.

The other data-based packages include Glo Café, which caters for self-care and entertainment, world-wide Glo roaming, Mobile Money, E-Top up, Games Café (with over 10,000 games), and Movies on demand, among others.

Also in its package is the Bumpa tariff plan for prepaid subscribers, which provides a robust value of 200 per cent instant bonus on every recharge. The bonus, unlike what obtains in other carriers, is enabled for SMS or voice across networks in the country, as well as for internet browsing.

The Glo Bumpa also offers free night calls, a long-term bonus validity of 30 days and no rental fees, and is available to all prepaid subscribers on the network and those on other networks who port into Glo, the company said.

Meanwhile, the company has unveiled the world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, as its new icon.

The 29-year old unified world heavyweight champion was born in England to Nigerian parents but has remained proud of his Nigerian blood, which he says runs through his veins. He currently holds three of the four major boxing titles – the IBF title (since 2016), the WBA title (since 2017), and the WBO title (since last year).

Mr Bisi Kolesho, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Technical, Globacom on his part said the company retained its position as the second largest operator with a remarkable 45.3 million subscriber base.

“We plan to with you our new communication direction ‘Driving the Future’ wherein we will share with you our plans to help our subscribers to dream big, rule their world and Glo with pride, backed by a superior network that offers high quality voice and data, relentlessly striving to provide best Value for money in terms voice and data offering.

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