Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Nigeria - Globacom is using its submarine cable to serve major oil companies helping to pay for the investment

[submarine telecom] Globacom’s international submarine cable, Glo 1, has signed on a number of major oil companies in the past few months, signaling increasing preference for the cable as bandwidth provider of choice, according to the Nigerian Pilot. The list of customers includes: Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Total ELf, Chevron, Agip, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), Exxon Mobil and TransOcean.

Head of Glo 1 Enterprise Solutions, Folu Aderibigbe, said recently in Lagos that the most recent of the deals was the one signed with ExxonMobil. He said, according to the terms of the contract, Glo 1 will provide the oil major high-speed international bandwidth link that will connect its offices in Lagos and the United Kingdom.

“Our network solution will provide ExxonMobil seamless connectivity for running data applications, voice communications and video transmissions between its Lagos and UK offices,” Aderibigbe explained. Glo 1 had last month announced a 10-year deal with SPDC to provide the oil company connectivity between its operational hubs in Lagos and Niger Delta. Glo 1 is also providing the other oil companies that had signed on to it a range of domestic and international connectivity solutions.

Glo 1 makes inroads into Nigeria’s oil sector

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