Glo set to offer convergence; Starcomms launches voice chat

25 Nov 2009

Nigerian telecoms operator Globacom is set to launch its ‘Glo Broad Access’ service, offering advanced voice, data and television services over a single line. The new product is based on the operator’s fibre-optic network connecting over 40 cities across the country. Mohamed Jameel, COO of Globacom, said the company will be able to offer services such as video conferencing, interactive gaming, video streaming, high speed downloads and simultaneous ‘Talk & Surf’.

Meanwhile, Nigerian CDMA operator Starcomms has launched ‘Afritalk’, a voice chat service enabling subscribers to connect with other people on the operator’s network at a lower cost. ‘Apart from the fact that Afritalk widens the scope of our customers’ social circle, it is a highly subsidised way of having a conversation on our network,’ commented Tushar Maheshwari, CCO of the company, adding, ‘At Starcomms, we would always show commitment to everything that our customers hold dear and make it convenient for them.’

Nigeria, Capcom Telecoms (formerly Starcomms), Globacom (Glo Nigeria)