Main One becomes first West African Carrier to connect London Internet Exchange Point
By Olubunmi Adeniyi
Lagos. October 8, 2012: Main One Cable Company has connected its cable network to the London Internet Exchange Point (LINX), an edge the West African undersea optical fibre company says will boost transmission across the sub-region.
LINX is one of the largest internet exchange points in the world with over 430 members from more than 50 countries worldwide.
Connection to the LINX provides Main One with reliable exchange of Internet traffic with improved routing control and performance, the company says.
The submarine cable company said for businesses connected to the Main One network, this translates to faster response times to most popular sites, adding that Main One is the first West African Carrier to join the LINX.
Funke Opeke, CEO, Main One Cable says that, “achieving pioneer status as the first West African Carrier to connect directly to the LINX is further evidence of Main One’s dedication to innovation to improve customers’ broadband experience on our network.”
According to her, “at Main One, we have consistently championed the development of quality broadband products, at competitive prices, as we believe that this remains the fulcrum of the drive to increase broadband penetration in Nigeria, and indeed all of West Africa.”
With 1.92Tbps in submarine capacity, MainOne is capable of effectively servicing the connectivity requirements of West Africa.
Main One Cable Company was founded with a Pan-African vision to build a private sector led and funded international telecommunications submarine cable between Africa and the rest of the world.
Having secured pioneer fibre optic cable licenses In Nigeria and Ghana, the company is now well positioned to be the premier and preferred wholesale international bandwidth provider in the West Coast of Africa.