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Glo 4G now available on LTE band 3(1800) – Official

If you are a Globacom subscriber in Nigeria, the new Glo 4G LTE band 3 will give you better access to 4G Internet on the network. There are confirmed reports that Glo 4G is now also available on LTE Band 3(1800) at random locations in the country. The service had initially launched on the rare LTE band 28(700), which is not available on many smartphones. If this report turns out to be true, Glo 4G users and lovers will be ecstatic, as the hunt for smartphones that support band 28(700) can come to an end.

While it has seemed that there has been no official statement from Globacom themselves, in a February 2019 press statement from the company, Globacom’s Group Technical Director, Sanjib Roy, stated that the national operator is indeed deploying 4G LTE services on band 3(1800) “in major cities” to increase the network’s 4G LTE penetration.

Glo 4G LTE band 3 (1800) - glo 4g band

This is good news for millions of Glo subscribers who have been frustrated from accessing 4G LTE because of the scarcity of devices that support band 28(700). The rollout in LTE band 3(1800) is still quite limited but can be expected to widen quickly over the next coming months.

In addition to reports from other Glo 4G users, members of the Mobility Nigeria team have experienced the new Glo LTE band at different locations in Lagos, including inside the University of Lagos campaus at Akoka in Yaba, Ebute-Metta, and Maryland.

If you do experience it, do be kind and share with us in the comments section. Do not forget to mention your location and smartphone.

In summary, what LTE bands is Glo 4G available on? Which are Glo 4G bands?

Glo 4G now operates on two LTE bands – 28(700) and 3(1800). Check to see that your 4G smartphone supports either of the two. Also note, that the coverage foor 3(1800) is still not as wide as that for 28(700), though it is expected to catch up as soon as possible. Don’t forget, Glo 4G bands are:

  • LTE band 28(700)
  • LTE band 3(1800)

What are the locations of the new Glo 4G LTE Band 3?

Subscribers across the country have reported being able to use 4G on the new LTE band in many locations in Lagos Island, Ikoyi, Victoria Island (VI), Yaba, Ebute-Metta, Bariga, Gbagada, Ojota, Omole, Ojodu, Idimu-Ikotun, Agbado Crossing in Ogun state, and in many parts of Ibadan.

Which phones support Glo 4G LTE Band 3?

TECNO Camon 15 with punch hole selfie camera

Almost every 4G smartphone supports LTE band 3(1800). It is one of the most common 4G bands and every smartphone sold officially in Nigeria is required to support it. Smartphones compatible with Glo 4G LTE band 2 include TECNO phones, itel phones, Samsung phones, Nokia phones, Infinix phones, Huawei phones, Xiaomi phones, OLLA phones with 4G support.

Share your experience!

If you are able to access the new Glo 4G LTE band 3, do leave a comment, telling us your phone and your location.

12 thoughts on “Glo 4G now available on LTE band 3(1800) – Official”

  1. I use a Redmi Note 5 Pro. My phone does not have Band 28

    I can get Glo 4G in Lagos Island, Ikoyi and some parts of VI. I’ve been able to get that for over two months of retrying a Glo SIM again.

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  2. I have a Nokia 1 that doesn’t have band 28 (previously was not connecting to Glo 4G) and now connects to Glo 4G in Ojota Lagos

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    • I can now connect to Glo LTE now on my infinix note 4, which was not possible earlier before now, thanks to Glo for changing their minds and tapping into the larger sector of 4g users

    • Glo would have been wise enough initially to use band 3(1800) than band 28(700) on the 4G LTE service. Now they have lost millions of customers nation wide. I myself who have been canvassing for Glo on their behalf, almost optout from using their services, until this January 16th 2020 i started receiving 4G LTE on my Tecno tablet phone that has band LTE: B1/B3/B7/B8 and B20, at Idimu lkotun axis Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State

    • Additional info: I can now pick Glo 4G on the Nokia 3.1+ and also on my Xiaomi Redmi note 7.
      Location: Most parts of Ibadan metropolis

  3. Glo 4g live on my redmi 5 plus both in Ibadan and Lagos.

    N.b redmi 5 plus doesn’t have 28(700).

    Waiting for deployment in Benin

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  4. I live in Agbado Crossing, Ogun. The new Glo 4G band is currently available in my area, but not as strong as the old band 28(700) I believe with time, it will improve

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