By Prince Osuagwu
SENATE President, David Mark would today in Lagos, commission the commercial launch of Glo 1, the multi-million dollar international submarine cable built by the second national operator, Globacom.
The event, to hold at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, is expected to attract several state governors, including Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, Olagunsoyi Oyinlola of Osun State and Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State.
Also expected at the event are the Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili and her Ghanaian counterpart, Mr Haruna Idrissu.
Also, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Engr. Eugene Juwa and his predecessor, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, among other captains of industries, particularly in the information technology sector are also expected.
The 9,800km-long Glo 1 cable which Globacom built is connects Nigeria and 13 other West African countries directly to the United Kingdom with a dedicated extension to the United States of America.
The project connects seamlessly to Glo’s 10,000km fibre optic network in the country to offer a seamless communication from end to end.
Glo 1 is expected to address the bandwidth problem which has hampered seamless telecom services in the West Africa sub-region by providing sufficient broadband capacity for the next twenty to thirty years.