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Glo Adds 100 Roaming Partners

12 July, 2014

Source: Daily Independent

National telecoms operator, Globacom, has broadened its roaming services offering with the addition of leading network partners across the world in the last one year, increasing the number of such partners by 100. The development makes Glo one of the biggest voice and data carriers in Africa.

Postpaid subscribers of the company can now enjoy seamless roaming services in almost every part of the world as Glo has interconnectivity arrangements with over 430 partners in 176 countries. Thus Glo is now the network in Nigeria with the largest international postpaid roaming footprint.

Glo also has extended its prepaid roaming to more destinations as the service is now available in most major destinations where it is partnering with over 80 leading networks. The countries include Unites States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, South Africa, Ghana, UAE, Algeria, Belgium, Italy, India and Israel. They also include Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Kenya, Russia, Turkey and Qatar. Among operators on the African continent, Glo's General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) roaming footprint is also one of the largest. The service which enables data roaming for mobile phones, laptops, ipads, Blackberry and android handsets is available in 115 countries comprising all major travel destinations. GPRS roaming enables the subscriber to access the value added services available on the Glo GPRS technology such as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) and Mobile Internet.

Head of Glo Gateway, Globacom's international services arm, Steve Stretch said in a press statement in Lagos that the company's multi-billion dollar infrastructure, extensive footprint and manpower have made Glo Gateway a major force in international telecom business.

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