Glo Sets for Commercial Launch in Benin Republic


Three (Cargoes) Boeng 747 Jumbo Jets arrived Cotonou , Benin Republic, within the last one week, each carrying 100 tons of various pieces of equipment for Telecommunications giant, Globacom. They include transmission equipment flown in from South Africa and Europe.

The generators in particular are to secure constant and adequate power back up for the company's operations when it takes off in a few days.

Expressing Globacom's delight on the development, the company's project coordinator, Mr Lawrence Ezigbo, who received the Cargoes at the Cotonou International Airport , said that the launch of the network was now imminent. "The arrival of these latest items signifies the countdown to our launch... and this should be in a matter of days", he said.

Significantly, the materials will be deployed nationwide, particularly to areas hitherto, bereft of telecoms services. "We have taken sufficient time to assess the needs of the country and we have put in place a modern, efficient and adequate technological back up for the smooth running of our operations ", he affirmed to airport correspondents.

Globacom, since the acquisition of a mobile (GSM) license in Benin late in 2007, has consistently assured the government and people of Benin of world class operations, when it takes off. With virtually all the sites in place nationwide, and Switches/Base stations confirmed ready, it is only a matter of time before Beninoise begin to enjoy the proven technological niche and service quality of Globacom.

"We are here for the long haul", Ezigbo said, noting that Globacom as an African company, with a vision to build the continent's biggest and best network is poised to delight and empower the people of Benin.