Babcock University Connects to Glo 1 - Africa's Major Internet Bandwidth Provider

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Glo 1 is an international submarine cable. It's not just the regular Optic Fibre cabling but this is a high end version with tremendous bandwidth capabilities. It has 16 landing stations in 16 African countries. It is now Africa's major bandwidth provider.

Head of Glo 1 enterprise Solutions, Folu Aderibigbe, said at the unveiling of the business relationship in Lagos on the 25th of October that the connectivity would provide Babcock University a very fast and efficient internet service.

Glo 1 signed a multi-million Naira deal with the university for them to be supplied with 40MB of internet link. That is approximately 100KB split into 400 places. That's really big and it's the first of it's kind in Nigeria.
This development is in preparation for the January 2012 takeoff of Babcock University's Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine and the Babcock Business School. These two schools operate smart classrooms, simulation labs and high-tech instructional facilities that require high speed internet connection. Aderibigbe explained that:

"With the activation of the contract, the university's staff and students will be able to leverage the power of the Glo 1 cable to conduct their online research and realtime laboratory and classroom collaborative teaching from renown scholars around the world on virtually all subject areas. It will be an exciting new experience for them."

Glo 1 is leading the broadband revolution in Nigeria. It has since launch a year ago, signed on major international carriers and leading companies from across the industry verticals. The companies include telecom operators, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Oil and Gas companies, Banks, manufacturing companies, IT and IT Enabled service companies, and leading media organizations.

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