Globacom commissions nationwide fibre-optic programme

23 Nov 2007

Nigeria’s second national operator Globacom has started the first phase of a NGN83 billion (USD700 million) country-wide fibre-optic backbone project. At present, Globacoms’s fibre network links the cities of Lagos, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ijebuode, Ore, Benin, Abuja, Kaduna, Zaria and Kano. Upon completion of the first phase, the network will span 10,000 km, covering all the major cities in the country, including Warri, Port Harcourt, Aba, Umuahia, Owerri, Onitsha, Enugu, Oturkpo, Makurdi, Lafia, Ilorin, Jebba, Mokwa, Bida and Minna. Work on the Minna to Abuja link has now begun.

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