Mainone, a leading telecoms and data services company in West Africa, says it hopes to become the business-to-business (B2) communications services provider of choice in the region.
Funke Opeke, CEO of Mainone, dropped the hint when the company celebrated its fifth anniversary where she says that In five years, the technology company has invested over $300m in infrastructure in West Africa towards improving connectivity and data centre services in the region.
The Mainone CEO says the last five years has seen the company “fulfilling its objective of bridging the digital divide in West Africa and to become the preferred provider of wholesale Internet services and enabler of online business within the region.”
[blockquote]“Funke Opeke, CEO of Mainone, dropped the hint when the company celebrated its fifth anniversary where she says that In five years, the technology company has invested over $300m in infrastructure in West Africa towards improving connectivity and data centre services in the region.” [/blockquote]
Speaking in Lagos to update the media on the company’s five year milestone, Opeke says Maione, which initially started as a submarine cable operator, has become “a full-service business-to-business (B2B) communications services provider.”
Within its five years of operation, the company had made investments in growing directly and through partnerships its fiber terrestrial network and POPs across the region and opened a Tier III Data Center, MDX-I, which was first of its kind for the region in Lagos earlier this year, Opeke adds.
According to her, Mainone has achieved this with services delivered to seven West African economies “and an impressive list of 500+ major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, large enterprises, and educational institutions in the region on its network.”
According to Opeke, today, MainOne has the region’s highest lit capacity on its submarine cable. The Internet service provider is interconnected with the London Internet Exchange (LINX), Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMIX), Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) and the Ghanaian Internet Exchange (GIX). “These achievements have opened up new business opportunities for indigenous enterprises, and positively impacted employment generation.”
According to Opeke, “Despite the challenges we face in this region, predominantly a dearth and high cost of infrastructure, we are excited about the future prospects in the broadband market and are determined to remain consistent in our resolve to bridging the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world.”