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Globacom and Huawei Partner on Multi Billion Naira Project; Glo-2


Telecommunications Company; Globacom has partnered with Huawei in a multi billion dollar contract to provide an  ultra high speed connection for oil rich communities in Southern Nigeria via a project called Glo 2. The plans for this new project was revealed on Tuesday, April 24th, at a signing ceremony.

Glo 2 will be the first submarine cable in Nigeria and it will land outside the shores of  Lagos, this will happen over a period of 18 months.
This will follow an upgrade of Glo 1 which will be completed in May 2018. This project would connect Lagos with the Southern coastline of Nigeria and particularly offshore platforms and flow inland onto the network’s existing company spread around the country.

Globacom’s Technical Regional Director, Mr Sanjib Roy, stated at the signing ceremony, that the infrastructure would be the first to provide dedicated submarine optical fiber to oil platforms to support the growth of Nigerian Economy and allow Oil Communities to reduce their operational expenditure 

The project will certainly help improve the productivity in the oil value chain, by making it easy for explorers to upload and download heavy data between onshore and remote oil platforms at the speed of light .

Stakeholders at the event noted that the step taken by Globacom has again taken a major step to transform the ICT landscape in Nigeria with the construction of a multi-billion naira optic fibre submarine cable.

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