Globacom has unveiled its plans to provide the necessary backbone and solutions that will ease doing business and living in a new digital society.
Delivering a paper in Lagos, Globacom made it clear that the digitalised future is already here.
In the paper titled: Towards a Digitalised Future and presented on behalf of the company by Mr. Tega Agofure, Globacom said people were already living in that future; conducting their daily businesses and personal activities through scores of connected devices.
He said: “There are hundreds of millions of connected objects across the globe with smart sensors embedded in cars, microwaves ovens, fuel dispensers, generators and so many other tools and appliances which interact and provide real time data to businesses and individuals.”
He noted that video on demand will soon surpass conventional television viewership, while online stores are fast replacing ‘brick and mortar’.”
Agofure explained that the Glo network was already primed to provide the backbone infrastructure and the solutions for these revolutionary connectivities that modern man will need to relate and do business.
He explained that Globacom was helping to drive Nigeria’s march to a digital society through huge investments in metro fibre cable network across the country and provision of reliable internet connectivity through the Glo 1 submarine cable.
Agofure added that Glo 1 had given a boost to the provision of connectivity services to key sectors of the economy including oil and gas, construction, banking, commerce, manufacturing, education and health.
The pristine Glo infrastructure is also giving broadband and connectivity to about 30 million users of smart phones devices cards and other tools of modern living.
Agofure said the world is already moving beyond the smartphone to smart homes, smart TVs, smart cars, smart fuel tanks, smart fridges, microwaves and other technological marvels.
“As our level of connectivity increases in Nigeria, Globacom is ready to provide the broadband solutions and backbone on which these connectivities will ride.”
According to him, Glo1 is an over 10,000km of undersea cable connected to a massive terrestrial fibre network providing the national backbone and metro access to many cities and towns in Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic.
Globacom said that this will soon expand into Spain, Morocco, Senegal, Mauritania, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo and Cape Verde.