Globacom awarded Ivorian operating licence

10 Nov 2009

Nigerian integrated telecoms operator, Globacom, has announced that it has obtained an operating licence in Cote d’Ivoire. The licence will enable Globacom to take advantage of its trans-Atlantic submarine cable, Glo 1, to provide international data transport services to the West African nation. With the new licence, Globacom will provide international carrier services for telecoms operators in Cote d’Ivoire, aggregate and carry voice and data traffic into and out of the country. The firm will also transport traffic between third party networks in the country for all telecoms operators irrespective of the type of technology deployed, such as CDMA, 3G, 4G and voice-over-IP (VoIP). Paddy Adenuga, Globacom’s executive director, said: ‘In line with our vision, we are building a network that will provide the most comprehensive international communication services on the continent to bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world.’