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Globacom connects Babcock University to Glo1

By on October 29, 2011

Telecom giant, Globacom has announced connection of  Babcock University to its international submarine cable, the Glo 1.

Head of Glo 1 Enterprise Solutions, Folu Aderibigbe, said the connectivity would provide fast and reliable Internet services to the university.

A few months ago, the Telco signed a multimillion-naira connectivity deal with the university for the provision of 40 Megabytes of Internet link, said to be the largest in the nation’s education sector so far. This is in preparation for the January 2012 take off of the university’s Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine and the Babcock Business School both of which are to operate smart classrooms, simulation laboratories and high-tech instructional facilities hooked on to global partners around the world.

“With the deal, the university’s faculty and students will be able to leverage the power of the Glo 1 cable to conduct online researches and real-time laboratory and classroom collaborative teaching from renowned scholars around the world on virtually all subject areas. It will be an exciting experience for them,” Aderibigbe said.

He added that Glo 1 was steadily moving towards realising its vision of bringing 100 per cent prosperity to Africa . “Glo 1’s contribution to various sectors including education, health care, oil and gas, power, is clearly becoming evident,” he noted.

Vice-chancellor of the institution, Professor Kayode Makinde, expressed delight that Glo 1 will address the university’s Internet requirements and make research and scholarship pleasant and seamless.