22 November 2012

Nigeria: Globacom Launches New Ultra-Fast Internet Modem

Globacom has launched its new improved internet modem that gives the best offering in browsing speed among other features.

Known as Glo Bolt, the internet modem is designed to give customers, new browsing experience.

Formerly known as Glo Netpro, the repackaged High Speed Internet (HSI) service runs on the HSPA network and is backed by Glo 1 international submarine cable.

The service has also been enhanced with two exciting features: Share Subscription and Gift Subscription which enable subscribers to share their subscriptions or send subscriptions as gifts respectively.

Announcing the new modem, on Tuesday in Lagos, Globacom's General Manager, Marketing, Mr. Ashutosh Tiwary, said Glo Bolt thrives on "speed and performance and, with the service, the subscriber is always a winner because we recognise that speed is a driver of value".

"The speed of Glo Bolt is phenomenal and this is reflected in the choice of name. The service offers users world-class internet service never before experienced in Nigeria and facilitates easy handling of internet applications on modems, tablets, smart phones and other devices. Our customers are assured of the best browsing experience and best value for money," Tiwary said.

On the subscription plans, Tiwary explained that the Sharing feature would offer the subscriber convenience and affordability by enabling him to share internet subscription with friends, family and loved ones instead of buying multiple subscriptions for each and every one of them.

"For instance, a customer with wife and two kids can buy only one subscription plan and share with his three loved ones instead of buying four subscription plans. The beneficiaries will receive an SMS notifying them of the shared plan and how they can share the plan," he explained.

On the gifting feature, Tiwary said a Glo customer could now buy an internet subscription and send it to friends, family members and loved ones as 'gifts'. This feature is especially useful when the person buying the gift does not want to share his subscription with the intended recipient. The gift recipient will be notified of the gift via customised SMS from the sender.

He also explained that the internet experience to be enjoyed by subscribers to Glo Bolt internet service included high speed data download and upload, ultra-fast messaging, chatting experience, exciting gaming moments and mega fast video streaming.

"A Glo Bolt user has a uniquely pleasant experience doing video streaming, gaming and instant messaging because of the speed and reliability of the internet service. The enhanced speed makes it possible to do video streaming or gaming seamlessly without distortions," he stated.

Globacom's Head, 3G and e-Top Up Sales, Gabriel Olanrewaju, who unveiled the product, said with the interconnection of Glo Bolt with Glo 1 cable and subsequent network upgrade, the new service would offer users unparalleled internet speed and reliability.

Other distinguishing features of the new service are its stability as well as wide coverage of the Glo network which makes it possible for users to enjoy reliable internet service in any part of the country.

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