More than 1.8 million people have so far reserved their preffered or personal numbers on the Glo Network since the company launched the ongoing ‘Reserve Your Number campaign.
Chief Operating Officer, George Andah said in Accra on Thursday that over 1.8 million requests had been made by the public since January 19 when the Reserve Your Number campaign was launched.
“Requests for reservations have continued to stream in at the same rate during the past six weeks and as at mid-day on Thursday, we had recorded a total of 1, 890,000 requests.
“As high as five per cent of the total requests made were in the premium category, which gives us an indication as to the level of excitement generated by the prospect of owning a special Glo number which may be unique to the potential subscriber,’ Mr Andah said.
Barely two weeks after the launch of its 0233 number series as part of activities to usher in Glo’s much anticipated commercial operations, the company opened up a second block of one million numbers comprising the 0235 number series.
The move, the company said, was in response to the high demand for reservations and to enable persons who might not be able to reserve their preferred numbers during the first phase of the campaign.
Mr Andah said all potential subscribers who made successful requests for reservations and received confirmation codes had their numbers reserved for them by the system and that all numbers so reserved might be retrieved and activated upon successful registration once commercial operations began.
Telecom market observers believe that the surge in requests for number reservation could be traced to signals that Glo, easily the most anticipated network in the country, is preparing to commence commercial operations anytime soon.
Glo Ghana, over the past few weeks, have started replacing most of its outdoor media, changing the messaging of many of its billboards to reflect the imminent commencement of operations.
The company has also been engaged on a number of road shows in key market zones within Accra.
Glo Ghana said it had deployed the state-of-the-art infrastructure to give premium service, including the latest broadband technology, Next Generation Networks, over 1,600 Base Transceiver Stations, four ultra modern switches with capacity for up to 10 million lines with congestions free service.
This would be complemented by Glo 1, the high capacity state-of-the-art submarine cable connecting West Africa to Europe and a dedicated extension to the United States.
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