Babcock connects to Glo 1 bandwidth

 Technology    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

By Odunayo Adams

As part of its plan to extend its internet services to the education community, Glo 1 international submarine cable, has formally announced the activation of high speed internet bandwidth connectivity to Babcock private university Ogun State.


Head of Glo 1 Enterprise Solutions, Folu Aderibigbe, at the unveiling of the business relationship in Lagos last week that the connectivity would provide very fast and reliable internet services so critical to the university's online activities.

Glo 1, it would be recalled had a few months ago signed a multi-million Naira deal with the university for the provision of internet link. This is especially in preparation for the January 2012 takeoff of Babcock University's Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine and the Babcock Business School both of which operate smart classrooms, simulation laboratories and high-tech instructional facilities hooked on to global partners around the world.

'With the activation of the contract, the university's staff and students will be able to leverage the power of the Glo 1 cable to conduct their online research and realtime laboratory and classroom collaborative teaching from renown scholars around the world on virtually all subject areas. It will be an exciting new experience for them' Aderibigbe explained. He added that Glo 1 was steadily moving towards realizing its vision of bringing 100% prosperity to Africa.

Vice Chancellor of Babcock, Prof. Kayode Makinde, expressed delight at delivery of the contract by Glo and noted the huge expectations of the university community that Glo 1 would address its internet requirements once and for all, and make research and academic work a pleasant and seamless experience.