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Glo inks 10yr deal with Shell

June 14, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms

GLOBACOM is one of the leading GSM operators in Nigeria (image source: file photo)

GLOBACOM Limited, Nigeria’s mobile service provider, has signed a second 10-year connectivity contract with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).

Globacom, popularly known as Glo, will provide SPDC with a high-speed bandwidth link, connecting its operational hubs in Lagos and the Niger Delta with seamless connectivity for running data applications, voice communications and video transmissions between various operational hubs.

Mohamed Jameel, Globacom Group COO says the deal, which is one of the biggest with an enterprise customer in the country, was a continuation of the evolving business relationship with SPDC which started 4 years ago.  Glo will offer GSM services including the provision of GSM lines, GSM base stations, microwaves and 1 000 BlackBerry sets.

Jameel says Glo has provided a range of business communication services to SPDC to meet its specific business requirements adding that the new contract underscores Globacom’s performance on previous contracts as well as SPDC’s faith in the operator’s ability to deliver on the items of the new phase in the relationship.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to work with SPDC on this project,” says Jameel.

“SPDC is a world-class institution and its decision to sign the new contract with Glo is a testimony of the trust in the company to deliver large and complex projects.

“With our investments in modern telecoms infrastructure and quality of our manpower, we can guarantee that Globacom will deliver on the new promise,” says Jameel.

Frans Akkermans, IT infrastructure manager, SPDC for Sub Sahara, who signed on behalf of the oil company says he was pleased that Glo was able to pass the stringent technical criteria laid down by Shell Petroleum Development Company for one of the highest capacity bandwidth it intends to use within their network which is comparable to any global standard.

Further development

Glo has made a new move in encouraging Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to extend their business to major cities in the country.

Folu Aderibigbe, head of Glo says the international undersea submarine cable would now offer Internet bandwidth and extend help in setting up operations to ISPs desiring to extend services to major cities where they don’t have a presence.

By: Staff Writer

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