By Aniebiet King
Glo 1, which was at the West African Information Communication and Technology Congress (WAFICIT) exhibition and conference held in Lagos last week drew high profile visitors, including captains of industries and government officials.
Globacom showcased its 9,800km-long cable called Glo 1 as sole telecoms partner of WAFICIT in the submarine cable sector.
At the Glo 1 stand, the Minister for Communication, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, represented by Mrs Ngozi Ogujiofor, a director in the ministry said Globacom through its submarine cable is bridging the gap in broadband infrastructure in the country.
She said that the country is in dire need of backbone that will bring fast and reliable last mile services to Nigerians and Nigerian businesses.
Mr. Folu Aderibigbe, head of Globacom’s Business Enterprise Department, said that Glo 1 is “evidently, the leader in its field”. He added that Globacom decided to put showcased its submarine cable at this year’s WAFICIT because Glo1 fits squarely into the theme of the fair.
“We are placing Glo1 on stage in this very specialised fair to give vendors, stakeholders and end-users a ringside-access to the potentials of the infrastructure” he said .
Aderibigbe explained that Glo 1 has come to solve the backbone and broadband challenges of West Africa, and bring the sub region to par with the developed nations in terms of speed and reliability.
Glo 1 is an undersea cable system connecting Lagos to London with landing stations in 14 African countries and further extending connectivity to all major countries in the world, thus changing the entire telecommunication landscape of West African countries.
They would now be connected to the rest of the world and would be at par with any developed nation due to the enhanced, faster, reliable, cost effective connectivity across the world.