10 January 2013

Nigeria: Glo Upgrades Data Services for Corporate Clients

Leading telecommunication service provider, Globacom, has successfully completed the upgrade of its data infrastructure to a platform that would enable corporate customers on the network to enjoy easy, fast and flexible data services.

To achieve the feat, Globacom, which is also Nigeria's national telecoms operator, engaged a global leader in telecommunications engineering, Alcatel Lucent to upgrade its Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) facility to a fully integrated Generalised Multi-Protocol Label Switching (GMPLS), thereby enhancing its capacity to provide seamless data services for its corporate clients.

Globacom's Group Chief Operating Officer, Mohammed Jameel, said with the upgrade, telecoms firm has significantly enhanced its capacity to carry large volume of traffic in a cost-effective way while fibre cuts would no longer affect quality service delivery.

"With this development, high uptime bandwidth is guaranteed for our corporate customers on leased lines and the recent completion of seven business locations in Nigeria has sufficiently enhanced our technological capacities to provide full range data interfaces," Jameel stressed.

He said with the upgrade, Globacom has integrated broadband and switching facilities into a single node and is now empowered to guarantee high uptime for its corporate or enterprise customers, ensure quick fault recovery and reduce capital expenditure by as much as 40 per cent to the benefit of its corporate clients.

The new GMPLS which Globacom has tested and is now operational, is a technology that provides enhancements to reinforce network switching for time and wavelength by providing support for optical communication, while adding value to operations with minimal disruptions and downtimes.

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