The submarine cable system is 9,800 km long, and became operational in 2011 with a minimum capacity of 640 Gbit/s.
A project of Globacom, Nigeria's 2nd largest telecoms provider, total capacity of the system is now advertised as 2.5 Tbit/s. The cable's link To Ghana was turned up in April, 2011.
The main cable landing points are:
- Lagos, Nigeria.
- Accra, Ghana
- Dakar, Senegal
- Nouakchott, Mauritania
- Casablanca, Morocco
- Sesimbra, Portugal
- Vigo, Spain
- Bude, UK
Individual cable systems off the west coast of Africa include:
- "Glo 1 cable launches in Ghana". AfricaBrains. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- "Nigeria - Glo-One Submarine Cable will be ready for Launch in March 2009". Retrieved 2009-06-16.
- "GLO-1 Added to Undersea Cables". Retrieved 2009-06-16.[dead link]
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