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China,Nigeria : GLOBACOM completes its $1.25 billion IP network upgrade

May 9, 2014

Globacom is Nigeria s second national telecom operator, who is about to complete its $1.25 billion Internet Protocol (IP) network which began in April, 2013.

The massive network improvement project, ends in few months, will see all its base transceiver stations (BTSs) data enabled and on third generation 3G high-speed broadband access.

Globacom signed a $500 million deal with Chinese equipment vendor, ZTE, to upgrade its infrastructure nationwide for efficient service delivery.

It signed another $750 million agreement with Huawei Technologies to expand the capacity of its network. This brings the value of the facilities upgrade contract to $1.25 billion.

Globacom s head of operations makes a presentation on the progress so far that the equipment are being completely changed. The operator is swooping its sites with modern base stations and switches to have 100% quality of services. About 3,000 sites have been upgraded to the 3G standard; this will bring IP transmission and huge bandwidth to subscribers.

The quality of the network will improve significantly as 43% of the sites are now on data. Globacom is replacing the old second generation (2G) sites with 3G sites and placed order for 100GB fibre optic backbone to position itself in the emerging big data era is seeing massive data transmission on networks courtesy of social media driven mobile phones and tablet and notebook communications.

Koleosho said Globacom will provide fibre to the home (FTTH), targeting schools, residential areas, commercial hubs, markets and industrial complexes that need internet bandwidths.

The investments made will be able to connect to the broadband internet whether you are at home, office, on the train, etc. With the big data and connected devices emerging, to keep developing applications that will thrive on broadband.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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