Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Glo-1 Lands Finally In Nigeria. Ghana Getting Ready

Walking around the capital of Ghana, Accra; you'll see workmen digging trenches and laying the cables which have been laid in the United Kingdom through Portugal and has now reached Ghana.

Globacom, the sixth company licensed to provide mobile telephony in Ghana has began digging the ground in Ghana to lay underground cables for its broadband service. The landing is expected to mark the beginning of cheap bandwidth which in itself would translate into many possibilities in the Information and Communications sector of the Ghanaian economy.

The project jointly executed by Globacom and its partners, Alcatel Lucent may give Ghana lead in telecommunication, eCommerce and egovernance among other practices that transform economies. The 9800km cable is coming from Bude in UK and connects Ghana to the rest of West Africa and the UK. It has landing points in Morocco, Senegal Ghana and Nigeria in Africa; whiles in Europe it got points in Cornwall, England and Lisbon, Portugal.

It is deploying 16 branching units to connect countries in West Africa.
It is the first single telecommunication company in the world to own its submarine cable. The high capacity Glo 1 optic fibre cable will bring direct connectivity between West Africa, the UK and the rest of the world. The 9,800 km long cable will provide huge capacity on its 2-fibre pair system. The Glo 1 cable will also provide excess bandwidth to all the cities connected to the cable.This will translate into much faster and more robust connectivity for voice, data and video. The cable will connect 14 West African countries through the branching units to the rest of the world. It will boost economic activities in the region, create job opportunities and serve companies in Europe and Africa.

Facts of the submarine cable landing are;
1. Glo 1 provides connectivity from Lagos to Bude in United Kingdom through fibre optic cable laid undersea.
2. The cable which is of the 32 STM 64 type has virtual infinite capacity and therefore offers sufficient capacity for traffic for the Globacom’s mobile, fixed, and internet telecommunication services.

I am just too tired of making phone calls and not been able to reach another subscriber on the same network, meanwhile his/her phone [subscriber unit] is on. There's been cases where, relationships has gone sour and some even gone bad due to poor services from the present GSM operators.

Globacom - Rule Your World....!!!


Edward: said...

MJ, It is about time!

MIghTy African said...

thanks for the informative post.

let's get our connectivity up