GLO -1 Berths in Accra


Three weeks after setting off from Lagos, the cable laying ship for Glo 1 has berthed in Accra. It is not clear whether it will now sail on to Dakar or whether that piece of the cable is being completed by a second ship.

The company is still claiming that it will land in countries other than Ghana and Nigeria but has steered clear of announcing exactly where. The 640 gigabyte cable with optimum capacity of 2.5 terabyte will also be made available to other telecom operators.

However, Globacom Group Executive Director, Paddy Adenuga helpfully explained to assembled journalists that a project of this kind usually between two to two and a half years to complete without explaining why the company put the project on hold in the middle of building it.

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