Global Advanced Research Journal of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (GARJETI) SSN: 2315-5124 July 2014 Vol. 3(5), pp 083-099

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Fibre Broadband Development In Nigeria:  A Catalyst To Economic Growth And Social Development 

Ariyo Ayodeji Olusola1, Seluwa Oluwadare Emmanuel2 Olaojoyetan Modupe Christianah3 

1(Department/ Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeriae)

2(Department/Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria)

3(Department/ Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeriae)), , 

Accepted 15 May 2014



The term broadband commonly refer to as high-speed and high capacity Internet access that is faster than the traditional dial-up access. Fibre broadband is being referred to as ultra fast and super speedy broadband which has a speed incomparable with the preceding technologies especially ADSL2+. Fibre broadband is a medium of transmission oriented technology which involve using Fibre optic cables for transmission and distribution instead of copper cables as in ADSL and other earlier technologies hence the advantages of fibre optic network over copper network in data transmission was extensively discussed. For our country Nigeria to adopt the technology, what are needed to put in place vis-à-vis the present level of readiness of the adoption fibre broadband was also reviewed. The facilities available within the country for future developments was highlighted, which include the issue of the numerous submarine fibre cables that are already present at the shore of the country which is a step forward. The advantages of using fibre cable instead of satellite were also explained. The source of information used in this paper is that of the report of the research carried out in U.K by Regeneris company of Britain on the £2.5billion invested by BT Company on fibre broadband. In the conclusion part, based on the report given by Regeneris concerning  the great positive impact of fibre broadband on economy and social life of the citizens of Britain, it was stated that adoption of fibre broadband is worth given full support in order for the country (Nigeria) to develop further technologically, socially and economically. 

Keywords :  ADSL2+, Broadband, Fibre broadband, fibre optic cable, Submarine cables, FTTH/FTTP, FTTC.

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