Joshua is new Glo icon (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Joshua is new Glo icon (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

One of Africa’s leading telecommunications companies, Globacom on Friday revealed its business agenda and unveiled boxing star Anthony Joshua, the heavyweight world boxing champion as its new global figure.

Joshua, 29, an Englishman is of Nigerian descent.

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Currently, the undefeated athlete is a unified world heavyweight champion, holding three of the four major championships in boxing: the IBF title since 2016, the WBA title since 2017, and the WBO title since 2018.

Concise News had earlier reported Joshua could scrap his April bout.

The revelation of the superstar was part of the programme of the telecom firm.

Furthermore, officials revealed the array of new customer products that the company would introduce in weeks.

Mr Sanjib Roy, Group Chief Technical Officer, Globacom, says the company plan to invest massively in infrastructure in more than 400 sites.

He noted that Globacom also plans to roll out the Glo 2 submarine cable this year.

Roy explains that the submarine cables would connect Lagos directly to Southern parts of Nigeria.

“We plan to initiate new data analytic tools to capture subscribers’ experience in real time and also take pre-emptive actions to improve the network.

“Also new sites would be rolled out into rural areas, banishing digital divide between cities and villages,’’ he states.

Also, Roy noted that the company would roll out new densification sites to increase capacity by giving a congestion-free network and superior quality in voice data.

“We also plan to swap old equipment in other states with better quality ones, so that our subscribers can have better services.

“Also new enterprise products to cater for the need of Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the rural areas would be initiated this year, ‘’ he explains.

Roy notes that the project was an ambitious one and that the company planned to move forward with it to satisfy the subscribers.

However, he points out that to drive this future, the company needs good investments.

Globacom, founded by Africa’s second richest man, Dr Mike Adenuga,  started business in 2003. Presently, it has a customer base of 45.2million across Nigeria and across the continent.

Apart from Nigeria, it operates in Ghana, Republic of Benin and Côte d’Ivoire.

Glo used to be sponsors of the CAF Awards before oil giants, Aiteo took over.