[AfrICANN-discuss] Nigeria: Glo 1 Submarine Cable Ready for Inauguration

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at unn.edu.ng
Sat Jul 10 14:12:57 SAST 2010

Hmmmm...interesting news!


On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 1:05 PM, LO MAMADOU <alfamamadou at hotmail.com> wrote:

>  Nigeria: Glo 1 Submarine Cable Ready for Inauguration
> 8 July 2010
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> Lagos — The Glo 1 submarine optic fibre cable built by telecoms giant,
> Globacom, is now ready for commissioning.
>  A statement made available to THISDAY by the Office of Globacom's Group
> Chief Operating Officer, Mohamed Jameel, disclosed that Globacom will begin
> the commissioning process by mid July with a meeting with the different key
> stakeholders to present Glo 1 and its benefits to them before the official
> launch. The statement added that the end-to-end testing of the Glo 1
> facilities conducted in London, the United Kingdom, and Lagos, Nigeria, was
> hugely successful.
> The statement described the successful completion of the Glo 1 submarine
> optic fibre cable at the Nigerian and United Kingdom end as not only a pride
> of Nigerian enterprise but also a giant stride by West Africa in its quest
> to bridge the digital divide between the sub-continent and the rest of the
> world.
> According to the statement, Glo 1 is tagged as the most advanced, reliable,
> guaranteed, customised and cost-effective solution to West Africa's voice,
> internet and bulk data requirements.
> "One of the biggest, unique advantages of Glo 1 is its sole ownership which
> allows it to ride on the infrastructure of Globacom, Nigeria's, and perhaps
> West Africa's, most integrated telecommunication company.
> The over 9,800 km submarine cable which has 16 landing points in Europe,
> North and West Africa has been integrated with the over 10,000 km nationwide
> optic fibre cable of Globacom. This means Nigerians from wherever they are
> can now enjoy ultra fast internet services and reliable download and upload
> of data from anywhere in the world once Glo 1 is commissioned", said the
> statement.
> The statement further listed the benefits that will accrue to the nation
> and the citizenry to include 99.9% up time reliability and high speed data,
> voice and video connectivity that will meet and support the large bandwidth
> requirements of direct consumers and other service providers.
> "Glo 1 will provide the needed opportunity for West African countries and
> indeed Africa to leap forward economically through an excellent
> communication network and a cost effective voice, data, video and e-commerce
> services across Africa, Europe and rest of the world", said the statement.
> Glo is also planning to set up a Level 3 centre Data Centre with 75,000
> square feet space to offer disaster recovery services, the first operator to
> do so in Nigeria. Data centres can be connected to each other using Glo 1
> for disaster recovery across the globe.
> Other services that Glo 1 will offer include telemedicine and seamless
> video conferencing. With the facility, medical information can be
> transferred through interactive audiovisual media. Remote medical procedures
> or examinations will therefore be possible. "Glo 1 will aid on-line
> diagnosis and video conferencing during surgery and research, while distance
> learning will be made easy by enabling a class of students and lecturers in
> West Africa to participate in a real time class in Europe, America and any
> other part of the world," Globacom explained.
> Glo 1 will also facilitate premium video conferencing between multiple
> locations across the country and the West African region, thus reducing
> operational cost incurred in traveling by corporate organisations.
> It will improve e-governance in areas such as online insurance and licence
> issuance and other government papers as well as boost entertainment and
> banking industries. It will also enable the establishment of effective and
> efficient call centers across the nation.
> Among those who will benefit immensely from the commissioning of Glo 1 are
> Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Telecom Carriers, Telecom Operators,
> Network Integrators, big corporate organisations such as banks, insurance
> companies, oil & gas companies, the print and electronic media, the
> regulatory authorities, policy makers, governments at the federal, state and
> local government levels and the general public.
> Source : http://allafrica.com/stories/201007080629.html
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