After 3-year wait, Ghana’s Glo mobile finally launches

Glo Mobile finally launched into commercial service yesterday after about three years of rescheduling.

The company activated its Glo Ghana network, and the first official call was made between National Media Commission (NMC) Chairman, Ambassador Kabral Blay-Amihere, and Globacom Executive Director for Human Resource, Adewale Sangowawa at the press launch yesterday.

The launch came barely a week after the Ghana’s communication regulator, Ghana National communication Authority (NCA), slapped the company with $200,000 fine failing to launch. The regulator also threatened to revoke its license if Glo Mobile failed launch its service by the end of April.

Following the launch, Glo Mobile Ghana becomes the sixth mobile network operator to join the country’s competitive telecommunications industry.

Starting today, the 1.5 million subscribers who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can visit any of the 25 GloWorld shops across the Ghana and activate their lines to make their calls.

According to Ghana’s News Agency, Glo Mobile Ghana, which acquired its license in 2008, had since been working to build a modern and solid telecommunications infrastructure.

The company has built 14000 base stations, making it the second largest network in Ghana, with plans to scale this up to 2,300 by the end of the year.

“We have promised the people of Ghana that we shall roll out the most modern network with affordable products and services in the major regions of the country from day one, and today, we are proud to tell you that we have kept our promise,” George Andah, Chief Operating Officer Glo Mobile Ghana told Journalists in Ghana.

Glo Mobile launches with a network coverage of 85 percent of the country, and reaches 974 cities and towns and over 10,000 villages.

Glo Ghana Chief Operating Officer (COO), George Andah said the long wait was not in vain as shown by a countrywide launch and a good package subscribers are set to enjoy. Glo Mobile Ghana is a subsidiary of Globacom International – a Nigerian-based telecom giant

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