Glo enters fixed line segment in Nigeria with a triple play offer


Globacom is launching a Triple Play service offering voice data and video that will be branded Glo Broad Access.

The new service will use Globacom’s national fibre backbone that connects over 40 cities in Nigeria. According to the Group Chief Operating Officer, Globacom, Mohamed Jameel, the service offerings from Glo Broad Access include landline telephony on IP/MPLS-enabled optic fibre for distortion-free clarity, 24/7 connectivity and stability of connection at an affordable price.

"Apart from its affordability, the phone lines will also provide value-added services such as 3-party conference call, alarm clock, call waiting and diversion, caller identity recognition (CLIR) and a host of other exciting features. "The Glo prepaid fixed lines can be recharged using normal Glo mobile recharge cards, which are available at Gloworld shops and almost at every street corner", he said.

Jameel, stated that other packages included in the service are video conferencing, which would help to reduce travel and thus enhance enterprise productivity, fast broadband internet which allows for interactive gaming, video streaming, high speed downloads and simultaneous "Talk & Surf" on the connection.

"Glo Broad Access will also offer consumers their favourite local and foreign cable TV channels subject to agreement with broadcast right owners, using thesame magical digital wire or dedicated Glo fixed line," he said.