Internet providers switch to Glo 1 as other networks break down 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Internet providers in Nigeria have resorted to telecommunications company, Globacom, as massive internet outages crippled other networks. 

The incident was attributed to a damage to international undersea cables supplying the country with connectivity. 

Glo 1, solely owned by Nigeria’s leading digital services company, Globacom, was not affected by the damage and has continued to operate normally. 

Data users, internet service providers and financial institutions which run on Glo 1 have continued to operate seamlessly. 

To this end, telecommunications companies and some banks whose operations are hinged on the reliance on the affected cables for internet services went down for several hours. 

The damage, according to industry reports, affected major undersea cables near Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire, culminating in internet downtime across West and South African countries. 

The affected cables were those of the West Africa Cable System (WACS), the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE), MainOne, and SAT3. Industry watchers gave kudos to the resilience of Glo 1 International Submarine Cable which inoculated it against the reported damage.

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