MainOne to Expand its Services in Africa with New Data Centre to be Launched in Abidjan

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Data center solutions provider, MainOne has announced plans to expand its services into new territories. The plan includes the completion of the company’s cable and launch services in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire by October 2019.

This follows the issuance of a submarine cable landing license to the company by the government of Cote D’Ivoire.

The firm says that work is ongoing for the Cable Landing Station and Data Centre in the Grand-Bassam technology free trade zone in Abidjan. It is also expected to be connected to MainOne’s current submarine cable system comprising of a 7,000km submarine cable.

This construction is also a result of last year’s MainOne partnership with French telecoms giant, Orange. The partnership was struck to see the company construct and install two new cable landing stations in the Francophone region of West Africa – Dakar, Senegal and Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire.

MainOne's New Data Centre in Abidjan
Ongoing Construction at the Site

When completed, this data center and landing station is expected have the full capacity to host large and small volume of sensitive data from small and big organisations while boosting the country’s infrastructure.

The center would also support the growth of the broadband ecosystem, improve Internet access, reduce bandwidth prices and make digital services more accessible. Interestingly, the center would not only serve the country but all of the Francophone region and will ensure an increase in interest from investors.

“By investing in this infrastructure, we hope to bring meaningful and much-needed technology solutions to businesses and enable them in their quest for improved productivity and efficiency through dedicated and reliable connectivity services. We are prepared to collaborate with operators to expand capacity in Cote D’Ivoire and neighbouring countries to enhance regional integration and global access.”

MainOne’s Regional Executive, Kazeem Oladepo.

With service delivery in 10 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroun, Benin, Niger, Senegal and Chad, this construction also highlights MainOne’s commitment to deepening broadband access across West Africa via fibre infrastructure and data centres.

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