Huawei – Global Telecom Solutions Vendors, and the National Operator, Globacom has unveiled a contract-signing on Tuesday at Eko Hotel, for the roadmap for the project of transformation of the ICT landscape in Nigeria with the construction of a multi-billion optic fibre submarine cable.
Speaking at the event, Mr Sanjib Roy, the Globacom’s Regional Director and Technician, said:
“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, Mr Li Beifang, Managing Director of the Huawei Nigeria, said:
“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.”
However, the Glo 2 complements the Glo 1 international submarine cable built by Glo in 2010. It’s the only international submarine cable in Nigeria managed end to end, from Lagos to London, by one company and provide sufficient bandwidth for the West Africa region.
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