Nigerian GSM cellco and second national operator (SNO) Globacom is currently working on a scheme that will increase its switching capacity to accommodate 35 million subscribers before the end of this year, reports AllAfrica.com. To this end it is adding 1,500 new base transmitter stations (BTS) to its network nationwide, as well as installing a 10,000km DWDM fibre backbone which will ultimately link the cities of Warri, Port Harcourt, Aba, Umuahia, Owerri, Onitsha, Awka, Enugu, Oturkpo, Makurdi, Lafia, Ilorin, Jebba, Mokwa, Bida and Minna. The backbone project was begun late last year and rings connecting the south-eastern states of Enugu, Onitsha and Imo have already been lit. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Globacom was the country’s second-largest cellco by subscribers at the end of 2007, with 12.1 million users and a 31% market share.
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