Globacom Chairman, Dr Mike Adenuga Jr, has declared that the network Glo was building in Ghana would be the best in Africa.
In a message at the 2009 Glo_CAF Awards held at the State House Banquet Hall, Accra, Ghana, Dr Adenuga said that Globacom had deployed the best telecommunications technology to build a robust network capable of offering seamless, world class mobile and data services.
â€œIn the next few months, you will start to experience a communication network the like of which has never been experienced in Ghana before. This year, we have made enormous progress and the progress will be felt right here on the streets of Ghana very soon indeed.
â€œWe have been building a mobile network in Ghana that really will be second to none. I am sure that you have seen all of our billboards on the streets and I assure you they are not empty promises. Over the last year, we have also been laying our own multi_million dollar submarine cable, Glo 1, all the way from Europe, connecting through to the States and crossing the Atlantic to Africaâ€™s West Coast. It has already landed in Accra and it will literally change the way that Africa does business,â€ the Globacom chairman stated.
He added that the facility would for the first time provide Ghanaians, Nigerians and Africans at large an almost unlimited bandwidth and high_speed internet connection between the region and the rest of the world. This, he explained, would make all telecom services much faster, much more reliable and much cheaper for everyone.
â€œAnd it will stimulate a new era of prosperity across the continent by facilitating everything from distance learning to video conferencing, new TV channels, online medical diagnostics and full telemedicine services. And whatâ€™ more, it has sufficient capacity to cater for the regionâ€™s requirements for years to comeâ€, he said.
The Ghanaian government had at the event described GlobacomÂ as a company all Africans should be proud of. Vice President of the country, John Dramani Mahama, who represented President John Atta Mills, commended Globacom for its commitment to the development of Africa.
He noted that the company had established itself as a true giant in telecommunications and a vanguard of youth and sports development in the continent.
â€œWe appreciate Globacom for the work they are doing in telecoms and in football. We thank them for raising the standard of the Glo_CAF awards and generally for their support for football in the continent,â€ Mahama declared.
Former Ghanaian President John Kuffour as well as Sports Minister, Akua Sena Dansua, CAF President, Issa Hayatou, Nigeriaâ€™s High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro, and Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Ernest Ndukwe, were among dignitaries that attended the ceremony.