What is a contended service?

A contended service is one whose available bandwidth is dependent on the ratio of the maximum demand to the actual bandwidth. The higher the ratio the lower the attainable bandwidth will be and the slower the connection.


Majority of the internet services available are highly contended even though they quote the highest maximum speed but usually only guarantee a minimum data throughput. The highest maximum speed is usually only achieved at off peak times, for example at night. This is not suitable for businesses as slowness in connection can adversely impact on business operations. We guarantee a fixed connection speed regardless of the time of day that it’s being used or regardless of how many customers are on our network per time.

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“MainOne” also known as “Main One Cable” or “Main One”) is a leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa. Since its launch in 2010, MainOne has developed a reputation for highly reliable services to become the preferred provider of wholesale Internet services to major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, large enterprises, and educational institutions in West Africa...

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