Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Glo has made Nigerians proud – Naval officers

The personnel of one of the major formations in the Western Naval Command, the NNS Quorra, have said that the Second National Operator (SNO), Globacom has made Nigerians proud.

The officers, who were participants in the Officers Long Course in Communications, made this observation while on a working visit to SNO as part of their curriculum.

They were also lectured on various areas of telecommunications operations, and had opportunities to interact with top management staff of the company.

Commenting after they were conducted round the corporate headquarters of Globacom recently in Lagos, the officers lauded the telco, and based on their personal experiences the network could be described as the best in many ways.

Leader of the delegation and chief course instructor, Lt Cdr. O.P. Edobor, said that he was impressed by the facilities they saw in the premises of the telecoms giant.

He described the network as “superb,” stressing that they were not aware that the operator was as rich in services and technology as they have now discovered.

The Head of Glo Gateway, Mr. Charles Odiase informed that the national operator will soon launch its fixed landline operations thereby turning the network into a one-stop shop for telecommunications services, capable of offering voice, video and data transmission, teleconferencing and internet services through the same device and network at the same time, without having to terminate one service for the other.

This, he said, would be made possible by the quality of optic fibre infrastructure ring around the country and the under sea cable, called Glo 1, which the company is laying across West Africa sub-region up to Europe.

He added that the transcontinental cable would reduce the challenges of communications in Africa, making voice and data connections easy and at better rates, just as some African countries are already requesting to be accommodated in the backbone.

Responding to questions on the difference between the SAT 3 cable managed by NITEL and Globacom’s undersea cable, Odiase said that Globacom’s Glo 1 is wholly owned by Nigerians, while NITEL merely has a share in the SAT 3 project.

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