Nigerian telecoms operator Globacom has announced that it is carrying out a major upgrade of its network infrastructure across the country, in order to improve the quality of its voice and data services. This Day reports that the work includes replacing and upgrading network equipment to increase capacity in several states and cities, including Lagos, Oyo, Rivers, Ebonyi, Ogun, Kwara, Edo and Abuja, while 4G coverage has been extended to more cities in 33 states. In addition, the project involves the installation of new base stations, construction of new switches and the rollout of an additional 4,000km of fibre-optic cables. The Lagos microwave network will also be upgraded to all-IP to meet future data requirements.
‘The objective of embarking on the cost intensive project is to build a resilient brand in terms of investment in new technology,’ the firm said in a statement, adding: ‘With this project, we are consolidating on our existing facilities in the hope of gaining a higher edge in the market by enhancing our stature and service delivery. We will continue to give value offerings, while not forgetting to keep investing in our teeming subscribers and the larger Nigerian society.’