MainOne, a leading network solutions providerin West Africa, recently celebrated five years of leadership in transforming the region’s Internet landscape. Speaking at a Press Conference organized to intimate the media on the company’s five year milestone, the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke, discussed the evolution of the company, initially started as a submarine cable operator to becoming a full-service business-to-business communications services and network solutions provider.Ms Opeke explained that since inception, MainOne’s objective has been to bridge the digital divide in West Africa and to become the preferred provider of enterprise network solutions and enabler of online business within the region. According to her, it has achieved this with network solutions services delivered to 7 countries in West Africa, and an impressive list of 400+ major telecom operators, ISPs, government agencies, large enterprises, and educational institutions in the region on its network. Today, MainOne has the region’s highest lit capacity on its submarine cable, and is the #1 Internet transit provider in West Africa, interconnected with the London Internet Exchange (LINX), Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMIX), NigerianInternet Exchange (IXPN) and the Ghanaian Internet Exchange (GIX). These achievements have opened up new business opportunities for indigenous enterprises, and positively impacted employment generation.
In five years, MainOne has invested over $300m in infrastructure in West Africa towards improving network solutions in West Africa. MainOne’s world class submarine cable system running down the coast of West Africa, state of the art IP NGN network, growing regional and metro terrestrial fiber optic networks, and data center facilities enable it provide broadband and network solutions for businesses in West Africa.