Globacom begins work on cable system to support broadband internet service

24 Aug 2009

Ghana’s sixth mobile licence holder Glo Mobile Ghana says it has begun work on rolling out the underground cable system needed for its broadband internet service. Ghanabusinessnews reports the operator, which received its licence from the National Communications Authority (NCA) in June 2008, is laying the cables to link to the Glo-1 submarine cable to be laid through Europe, Accra to Nigeria, by its parent, Nigeria-based Globacom. The online journal writes there is anxiety in Nigeria over when Glo will actually lay the cables in Nigeria though. Originally, the company promised to make it operational in West Africa’s most populous nation early in 2009, but the launch date has already been shifted twice from March to May and now rescheduled for November.

Ghana , GloMobile Ghana (Glo)

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