3rd September, 2010
The business community in LagosÂ had a feel of the magical possibilities of the Glo 1Â international submarine cable as Globacom hosted them to a forum as part of pre-launchÂ activities for the facility.
The company said the forum which took place at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island wasÂ organised to present to business stakeholders the unique offers available on the Glo 1 facilityÂ as well as the limitless opportunities and huge benefits the facility offers for businesses,Â governments, institutions and individuals.
A statement from the Marketing Communications Department of Globacom indicated that similarÂ forum was held in Port Harcourt on September 2 and that of Abuja will hold on September 9.
Speaking at the Lagos event, Group Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mohamed Jameel,Â said, Glo 1 which will commence commercial services shortly will avail customers an excellentÂ communication network and a cost-effective voice, data, video and e-commerce services acrossÂ Africa, Europe and the rest of the world.
He explained that the facility will boost business activities from information technology toÂ banking, oil and gas, manufacturing and commerce by offering world-class long distance voice,Â video and data communication services.
Captains of industry, diplomats, ICT experts, banking and media executives were among those whoÂ attended the forum. They included Director, Trade and Investment, British Deputy HighÂ Commission, Peter Stephenson; Managing Director Equitorial Trust Bank, Gbolahan Folayan; GroupÂ Managing Director of Telnet, Gbenga Odujinrin; Managing Director of CFAO Technologies, MamadouÂ Bal, and Chief Finance Officer, Dangote Cement, Wole Adeleke. Chief commercial officer,Â Visafone, Uche Ojo; Group Executive Vice President and CTO, Netcom, Yen Choi, Chief FinanceÂ Officer, ABBNG Limited, Adedayo Olowoniyi; Chief Finance Officer, Mobitel, Amaebi Fiderikumo;Â VP, Sales, Gilat Satcom Jide Ogunbanjo; Gobal Supply Chain Manager, Ranbaxy Nigeria Limited,Â Kailash Kumar Gaggar; Managing Director, Direct on PC, Anurag Garg; CMO, Cyberspace Network,Â Sabat Anant, and Executive CTO, Multilinks, Emmanuel Kehinde, also attended the event.