Daily Independent names Globacom telecom company of the year

Daily independent names Globacom telecom company of the year

iIndependent Newspapers Limited, publishers of Daily Independent, has named Globacom telecom company of the year.

The award, according to organisers, was in recognition of the company’s commitment to serving the people of Nigeria with the best telecommunications services.

In a citation read on Globacom at the award ceremony on Saturday, the company and its chairman Dr Mike Adenuga were praised for the passion and commitment that ensure the birth of Globacom and how it broke the conventions to ensure that Nigerians were served better telecommunications services at the most affordable costs.

“In August 2003, Glo Mobile was launched in Nigeria. Glo Mobile introduced lower tariffs, pay-per-second billing and other value-added services,” the citation noted.

“As Nigeria’s second national carrier, Glo was the first company to launch operations on per-second billing. Driven under the visionary leadership of Dr. Mike Adenuga, Jr., the network pioneered the billing system in Nigeria in 2003, even when older networks said it was impossible.”

This development, the citation noted, “stirred many sectors in the economy, thereby empowering millions of Nigerians.”

Receiving the award on behalf of the company, Zakari Usman, Globacom’s head of enterprise business, commended the organisers for considering the people-oriented strides of Globacom.

He promised that the company would remain focused on the trajectory of bringing the best services to Nigerians and helping to empower them.