By Adeyemi Adepetun, The Guardian

For maximum utilization of Nigeria's submarine cables, the National Broadband Council may have concluded plans to increase their landing points beyond Lagos to other coastal states, due to the assessed strategic importance of the facilities.

Already, over $3.5 billion had been invested in landing the four submarine cables in the country, including MainOne Cables; Glo1; WACS and SAT 3. They have about 11 terabytes bandwidth capacity, which the operators have complained of been grossly underutilized.

The need to increase the landing points was mulled at the meeting of the Broadband Council held recently in Abuja and chaired by the Minister of Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson.

But The Guardian learnt that the council may be eyeing coastal areas including Port Harcourt; Cross River, Ondo among others as new landing points.

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