Telecommunications operator, Globacom, has revealed plans to spend billions of funds in the upgrade of its facilities across the country.
The investment is expected to go into network infrastructure, swapping of equipment with latest technology, and upgrade of its base stations and switches around Nigeria.
According to a new road map document from the network provider, the last 10 months have witnessed the landing of about 26 freight aircraft from around the world bringing over 2,600 tonnes of network equipment into the country.
The Guardian had reported earlier in the week, how obsolete and inadequate infrastructure in the sector will increase subscribers’ woes.
But the Group Chief Technical Director of Globacom, Sanjib Roy, said the new equipment purchased by the firm has gone a long way in building a brand new network with quality and higher capacity.
“Activation is looking up, traffic into the network is going up and consumption is up,” he said.
He also stated that the Glo 1 submarine cable capacity has been upgraded to 300G all the way From Lagos to UK, giving huge bandwidth for mobile and Enterprise business. “And all these have been possible because of quick supply and fast and effective deployment,” he stated.