Glo partners Huawei to serve Southern Nigeria with Glo 2 submarine cable

by | Apr 24, 2018

Globacom has partnered with Huawei in a bid to provide an ultra high-speed connection for the oil rich-communities of Southern Nigeria through Glo 2.

Glo 2 will be the first fiber submarine cable in Nigeria to land outside the shores of Lagos and it would happen over a period of 18 months. This will follow an upgrade of Glo 1 which will be completed in May 2018. This upgrade will ensure Globacom has the highest transmission speed in Nigeria from Lagos to London.

Speaking about the partnership, the Regional Managing Director, Technical at Globacom, Sanjib Roy affirmed that Glo 2 will ensure high-speed connectivity towards enriching the social and economic activities of the region.

According to Roy, Glo 2 has a maximum capacity of 12 Tb and would be a quantum leap in building the voice and data communications infrastructure in Nigeria. He claimed it would also provide the much need bandwidth and redundancy for terrestrial fiber network to address the menace of fiber cut.

With Glo 2, Globacom is looking forward to expanding to other African nations, thereby making Nigeria the aggregator to international voice and data services.

The benefit of Glo 2 to the destination region include the transfer of a high volume of data, exchange of security and surveillance data while also enabling the oil platforms to use IoT.

The platform would also provide additional capacity for high-speed data growth as it would spawn new Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and eCommerce activities in the region.

Yinka Awosanya
Yinka Awosanya

Mobile & African Tech Enthusiast │ Data Analyst │ Music

On January 22, 2022, be part of the largest gathering of innovators, startup founders, thinkers, programmers, policymakers, and investors in West Africa. Register free.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent News

Subscribe to Techpoint Digest!

A daily 5-minute roundup of happenings in African and global tech, sent directly to your email inbox, between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m (WAT) every week day!

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Crypto Explorer

A monthly series featuring in-depth analysis on the cryptocurrency sector in Africa

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to The Experts

A bi-weekly where tech career specialists take us on their journey from newbie to expert, and how they became successful in the industry.

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Subscribe to Founder's Table

A monthly series, where we catch up with founders in the startup ecosystem, learn about their failures, successes and a few tricks of the trade

Please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap