GLO connects Southern Nigeria to its national fibre network
National Telecom Operator Globacom has connected the Eket, Akwa Ibom, axis to its high capacity Optic Fibre telecommunication transmission backbone.
The Eket-Port Harcourt route is the first such commissioning of the Glo Optic Fibre network in the South-South part of the country. The operator had recently commissioned the Abuja-Minna, Onitsha-Awka, Owerri-Onitsha and Enugu-Awka legs of the project.
It is expected that the launch in Eket would lead to a major improvement in the quality of telecom services in Akwa Ibom and Rivers states and adjoining communities. The Eket section of the optic fibre backbone is expected to connect residents of the oil rich Akwa Ibom and Rivers states to world class telecommunication services and bigger business opportunities.
The fibre cable network has already covered the entire Lagos - Abeokuta-Ibadan route, Lagos-Ijebuode-Ore-Benin-Sapele-Warri-Kaima (Yenegoa junction) - Port Harcourt route, Port Harcourt-Aba-Owerri-Enugu, Onitsha-Awka route and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano and Abuja-Minna routes.
Other major cities to be covered in the first phase of the project which will span 10,000 km include Enugu-Oturkpo-Makurdi, Markudi-Lafia-Abujaand Ibadan-Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa-Bida-Minna-Abuja routes.