The business community in Lagos  had a feel of the magical possibilities of the Glo 1  international submarine cable as Globacom hosted them to a forum as part of pre-launch  activities for the facility.

The company said the forum which took place at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island was  organised to present to business stakeholders the unique offers available on the Glo 1 facility  as well as the limitless opportunities and huge benefits the facility offers for businesses,  governments, institutions and individuals.

A statement from the Marketing Communications Department of Globacom indicated that similar  forum was held in Port Harcourt on September 2 and that of Abuja will hold on September 9.

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Speaking at the Lagos event, Group Chief Operating Officer of the company, Mohamed Jameel,  said, Glo 1 which will commence commercial services shortly will avail customers an excellent  communication network and a cost-effective voice, data, video and e-commerce services across  Africa, Europe and the rest of the world.

He explained that the facility will boost business activities from information technology to  banking, oil and gas, manufacturing and commerce by offering world-class long distance voice,  video and data communication services.

Captains of industry, diplomats, ICT experts, banking and media executives were among those who  attended the forum. They included Director, Trade and Investment, British Deputy High  Commission, Peter Stephenson; Managing Director Equitorial Trust Bank, Gbolahan Folayan; Group  Managing Director of Telnet, Gbenga Odujinrin; Managing Director of CFAO Technologies, Mamadou  Bal, and Chief Finance Officer, Dangote Cement, Wole Adeleke. Chief commercial officer,  Visafone, Uche Ojo; Group Executive Vice President and CTO, Netcom, Yen Choi, Chief Finance  Officer, ABBNG Limited, Adedayo Olowoniyi; Chief Finance Officer, Mobitel, Amaebi Fiderikumo;  VP, Sales, Gilat Satcom Jide Ogunbanjo; Gobal Supply Chain Manager, Ranbaxy Nigeria Limited,  Kailash Kumar Gaggar; Managing Director, Direct on PC, Anurag Garg; CMO, Cyberspace Network,  Sabat Anant, and Executive CTO, Multilinks, Emmanuel Kehinde, also attended the event.