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Globacom and Huawei Sign MOU for Submarine Cable with Capacity of 12 Terabytes per second

In line with its status as the game changer in telecommunications services provider in Nigeria, Globacom has again taken another step towards the transformation of the ICT landscape in Nigeria with the construction of a multi-billion naira optic fiber submarine cable. Tagged Glo 2, the roadmap for the project was unveiled at a contract-signing ceremony between the national operator, Globacom, and global telecom solutions vendors, Huawei at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Tuesday.

According to Globacom’s Regional Director, Technical, Mr. Sanjib Roy:

“The new submarine cable will be approximately 850 kilometres long and will be integrated to Globacom’s existing terrestrial Backbone Network to provide additional service redundancy, especially in Abuja and other parts of the country.

Glo 2 will have the capacity of 12 Terabytes per second and will provide ultra-high speed connection to oil platforms and communities to empower data coverage and support Enterprise market growth in this part of Nigeria.

Also speaking, the Managing Director of Huawei Nigeria, Mr Li Beifang, said that:

“Huawei is proud to partner with Globacom to build a revolutionary submarine cable using innovative and leading technology. We believe the cable would bring a new era of digitalization to Nigerian economy”.

Glo 2 complements the Glo 1 international submarine cable built by Globacom in 2010. It is the only international submarine cable in Nigeria managed end to end, from Lagos to London, by one Company and currently provides sufficient bandwidth for the West Africa sub-region

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14 comments on “Globacom and Huawei Sign MOU for Submarine Cable with Capacity of 12 Terabytes per second

  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, WITH MY EXPERIENCE, GLO IS ALWAYS FREAKED WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS SUCH AS THIS. THE END USER EXPERIENCE IS ALMOST ALWAYS ON THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THIS IS A TESTAMENT TO THEIR DATA SERVICE QUALITY.
    ITS A WORTHY PARTNERSHIP HOWEVER AS THE LONG TERM RESULT MAY TEND TO BE PHENOMENAL…

  2. Fhemi says:

    It a great news coming from globacom, the network for the Rich. Well personally i haven’t had the chance to even use the 4G network yet..

  3. Titi says:

    I hope this improves the speed and connectivty, i am a glo user but sometimes, they can be so frustrating

  4. Laide says:

    Hmmmm so how does this benefit the users?
    This is a sarcastic response

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, maybe it will help Der bad network.

  6. Globacom!! I hope they can be wonderful again. Now, their datas are no longer cheap but they are still slow. Nice work on your blog, Tobi!

  7. Globacom!! I hope they can be wonderful again. Now, their datas are no longer cheap but they are still slow. Nice work on your blog, Tobi!!

  8. Kachi Ojieh says:

    Truly Glo Network is slow in terms of internet connectivity…Something should be done about it. It is not by launching submarine cable upandan.

  9. Pwilliams says:

    If only it will be fast this time

  10. Jumaby says:

    Thank God Network will be better

  11. Adegbenro says:

    I have a Glo line. I recharge it with 500 naira every 2-3 months just to keep it arrive. Connectivity, call quality and even SMS services are terrible. Surely this deal can’t make things worse?

  12. Molokwu Victor says:

    Hype….Slow with pride.

  13. Always bringing up new technologies yet still getting slower network.

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