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Globacom, is set to boost subscribers' roaming experience with the launch of its Wi-Fi roaming service for subscribers on the go. The Glo Wi-Fi roaming service affords subscribers who travel outside the country the ultimate mobile internet experience in over 300,000 internet hotspots in 42 countries. Subscribers on its prepaid and postpaid platforms would be able to enjoy exceptionally fast Wi-Fi speeds on their mobile device or tablet in popular locations such as airports, hotels, restaurants, stadiums and coffee shops in the countries where the offer is available. The service is offered in daily and weekly hourly wi-fi plans which are pocket friendly, easy to monitor and give the subscriber double validity. The daily pack goes for N2,100 for one hour and has a validity period of 2 days, while the weekly pack goes for N9,200 for five hours with a 14-day validity. Other benefits of the Glo Wi-Fi roaming include, internet speed three times faster than 3G, zero roaming charges, absence of contracts to use the service, zero fee for cancellation and round-the-clock customer service.

The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization promoting the Internet and usage in Nigeria since 1995 has concluded plans to host its yearly conference and exhibition, the 2015 edition. Slated for August 27 and 28 in Lagos, the President of NIG, Adebayo Banjo, said the theme is "Internet Penetration: The Way Forward." Banjo explained that the NIG forum has been in place since the inception of the Group and has provided the necessary platform where industry stakeholders and the public meet to discuss various topical issues and offer solution

The Government of Liberia through The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in collaboration with the Liberia Telecommunication Authority or LTA has launched the newest internet exchange point in the country under the sponsorship of the African Union and other stakeholders. The essence of the service is to ensure that internet traffic intended for local use is kept local as well as help to reduce communication cost, and increase speed and other benefits to diverse users. "Because of this technology internet providers in Liberia will no longer pay transit cost for traffic generated from Liberia or other residents in Europe or in the United States; it will also support content creation such as NGO, academic institutions, corporate entities, government institutions, and other individual users will have access to domain they most need to provide more information about their services and work", Dr.Nokeh explained.