Nigeria’s second national operator (SNO), Globacom, has announced plans to introduce triple-play high-speed internet, TV and telephony services over a single broadband connection. The service will be offered by Globacom’s fixed line subsidiary Glo Fixed, due to be launched shortly, and will be made available in 13 cities with an initial capacity of 300,000 lines. This follows the USD600 million deal signed with French vendor Alcatel-Lucent last week to deploy a next-generation network (NGN). No specific launch date for the service has been given. Globacom’s mobile subsidiary Glo Mobile had an estimated eight million customers at the end of September 2006, around 30% of the market.